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" And, when I die, be sure you let me know Great Homer died three thousand years ago. Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipp'd me in ink, my parents', or my own? "
An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope - Page 81
by Joseph Warton - 1756
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1751 - 278 pages
...parents') or my own? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lifp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd. 130 The Mufe but ferv'd to eafe fome friend, not Wife, To help me thro' this long difeafe, my Life,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1751 - 288 pages
...parents', or my own ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lifp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd. 130 The Mufe but ferv'd to cafe fome friend, not Wife, To help me thro' this long difeafe, my Life,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1751 - 286 pages
...parents'* or my own? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lifp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd. 13© The Mufe but ferv'd to eafe fome friend, not Wife, To help me thro' this long difeafe, my Life,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1752 - 434 pages
...contrived to have all the adtors dreiTed after ihe pictures in his favourite Ogilby. At twelve he went with I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd. 130 The Mufe but ferv'd to cafe fome friend, not Wife, To he,lp me thro' this long difeafe, my Life,...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1754 - 278 pages
...flattery was as odious to him when there was feme ground for commendation, as when there was none. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'4. The Mufe but ferv'd to eafe feme friend, not Wife, To help me thro' this long difesfe, my...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1760 - 360 pages
...with verfes of his own. He had the addrefs to perfuade the upper boys to aft it ; he even prevailed on I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd. 130 The Mufe butferv'd to eafefome friend, not Wife, To help me thro' this long difeafe, my Life, Tofecond,...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1762 - 362 pages
...reliquit opes Sponte fua carmen numeros veniebat ad aptos, Et quod conabar fcribere, verfus erat. OVID. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke,...numbers, for the numbers came. POPE. This plain floor, Believe me reader, can fay more * See the fruidefs and impudent attack of Lauder on Milton. f The Works...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 592 pages
...ia the epiftle above mentioned, that he broke no duty, nor difobeyed any parent by commencing poet I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd.' By the time he was fifteen, having made a very refpe&able proficiency in the learned languages, he...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 600 pages
...in the epiftle above mentioned, that he broke no duty, nor difobeyed any parent by commencing poet " I left no calling for this idle trade, " No duty broke, no father difobey'd." By the time he was fifteen, having made a very refpe&able proficiency in the learned languages, he...
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Moral essays, satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1777 - 262 pages
...parents, or my own ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I hfp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. 1 left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd. The Mufe but ferv'd to eafe fome (riend, not Wife, To help me thro' this long difeafe, my Life, To...
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