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" Dipt me in ink, my parents', or my own? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope - Seite 290
von Joseph Warton - 1782
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 Seiten
...(1688-1744) British satirical poet. "An Essay on Criticism," I. 362-5 (1711). 30 Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipt me in ink, my parents', or my own? ALEXANDER POPE, (1688-1744) British satirical poet. "Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot," I. 125-6(1735). 31...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 Seiten
...his head:' And when I die, be sure you let me know Great Homer died three thousand years ago. Dipped me in ink, my parents', or my own? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father...
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The Making of the English Literary Canon: From the Middle Ages to the Late ...

Trevor Ross, Trevor Thornton Ross - 2000 - 400 Seiten
...foul contamination in the writer's well to a pathological infantile ictus: Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipt me in Ink, my Parents', or my own? As yet a Child, nor yet a Fool to Fame, I lisp'd in Numbers, for the Numbers came. (125-8) Unlike what infects the decentred, situational selves...
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The Artist on the Artist

Harry Guest - 2000 - 462 Seiten
...offering a heart-breaking hint of the ill-health which dogged him all his life: Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipt me in Ink, my Parents', or my own? As yet a Child, nor yet a Fool to Fame, I lisp'd in Numbers, for the Numbers came. I left no calling for this idle trade, No Duty broke, no Father...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - 2001 - 298 Seiten
...He represented himself as a natural artist subject only to timeless truth: Why did I write? What sin to me unknown Dipt me in Ink, my parents' or my own? As yet a Child, nor yet a Fool to fame, I lisp'd in Numbers, for the Numbers came . . . Not Fortune's Worshipper, nor Fashion's Fool, Nor Lucre's...
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The Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine

...DrArbuthnot, gave this answer: Why did I write? What sin to use unknown Dipt me in Ink, my Parent's, or my own? As yet a child, nor yet a Fool to Fame, I lisp'd in Numbers, for the Numbers came. I left no Calling for this idle trade, No Duty broke, no Father...
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Pope, Print, and Meaning

J. McLaverty, Lecturer in the Department of English James McLaverty, Senior Lecturer in English James McLaverty - 2001 - 257 Seiten
...immediately start him on the section of the poem which now begins at line i 25: Why did I write? what Sin to me unknown Dipt me in Ink? my Parents, or my own? (424. i3-i4l In a deft account of his life, Pope makes poetry a natural activity emerging from family...
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The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art

Joyce Carol Oates - 2004 - 176 Seiten
...our dreams. As witty Alexander Pope has said, in Epistle to Dr. Arbutbnot: Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipt me in Ink, my Parents', or my own? As yet a Child, nor yet a Fool to Fame, I lisp'd in Numbers, for the Numbers came." *By "numbers," Pope meant rhythm and rime. NOTES ON FAILURE...
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W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

Wystan Hugh Auden - 2004 - 553 Seiten
...me know Great Homer died three thousand years ago. Why did I write ? what sin to me unknown Dipped me in ink, my parents', or my own ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father...
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Motivate Your Writing!

Stephen P. Kelner - 2005 - 226 Seiten
...have to become drunkards first. NELSON ALDRICH 58 HOW WRITERS SEE THEMSELVES Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipt me in ink, my parents', or my own? ALEXANDER POPE, "Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" Where do writers come from? Most writers today do not start...
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