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" The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always list'ning to himself appears. "
Miscellaneous Poems and Translations: By Several Hands. Particularly, I ... - Page 60
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...learned dust Involves the combatants ; each claiming truth, And truth disclaiming both. LEARNED.— The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head. Pore. — On Criticism, Line 812. I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban. SHAXSFERE. — King...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1865 - 480 pages
...taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot. Part iii. Line 15. The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head. Part iii. Line 53. For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Part iii. Line 66 Led by the light...
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The British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...out the last dull droppings of their sense, And rhyme with all the rage of impotence ! Such shameless bards we have ; and yet 'tis true . There are as mad...of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always listening to himself appears. All books he reads, and all he reads...
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The Oklahoma Law Journal, Volume 1

Law - 1902
...mistakes volumes for brains, has been poetically, but truthfully and accurately, described by Pope as, "The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head. " The most disconsolate and pitiable individual, is the lawyer who has consumed an hour or more of...
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The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1996 - 58 pages
...modern world of The Canons Yeoman's Tale. I2 Introduction When Pope castigates bad critics such as The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head, each reader is invited to name his own candidate for the post. Unless a reader is capable of recognising...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 149 pages
...fierce Tyrant in Old Tapestry] Another six give us a view of the Bookful Blockhead, ignorantly read 612 With Loads of Learned Lumber in his Head, With his own Tongue still edifies his Ears, And always List'ning to Himself appears. All Books he reads, and all he reads...
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Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings

David Key - Technology & Engineering - 1988 - 218 pages
...natural frequency square matrix vector vector transposed Chapter 1 The lessons from earthquake damage 'The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.' An essay on criticism, Alexander Pope 1.1. Damage studies The study of earthquake damage was the original...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...(Fr. II) 54 Fear most to tax an honorable fool, Whose right it is, uncensured to be dull; (Fr. Ill) 55 P." Edith P. Hazen( still edifies his ears, And always listening to himself appears. (Fr. Ill) 56 For fools rush in where...
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Why Schools Fail

Bruce Goldberg - Education - 1996 - 124 pages
...Finn have never encountered a learned pedant. Or perhaps they have forgotten Pope's description of the "bookful blockhead ignorantly read, with loads of learned lumber in his head."31 What is involved in human communication in the real world is far more subtle than what emerges...
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Common Courtesy in Eighteenth-century English Literature

William Bowman Piper - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 200 pages
...pronouncement. There are, finally, echoes of earlier conversations embedded in the flow of this one: The Bookful Blockhead, ignorantly read, With Loads...of Learned lumber in his Head, With his own Tongue still edifies his Ears, And always List'ning to Himself appears. All Books he reads, and all he reads...
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