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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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Eighteenth-Century Women Poets and Their Poetry: Inventing Agency, Inventing ...

Paula R. Backscheider - 2005 - 514 Seiten
.../ Inclines our Action" (lines 280-81), and in the Epistle to Arbuthnot, "Why did I write? what sin to me unknown / Dipt me in Ink, my Parents, or my own?" (lines 125-26). In this group of poems are the famous exchanges with Swift as well as Pope. Donna Landry...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - 2006 - 267 Seiten
...beginnings as a poet is a classic of rhetorical idealizing: 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. verses, poetic meter I left no calling for this idle trade,...
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Tam Lin

Pamela Dean - 2006 - 468 Seiten
...great technical skill and be mildly entertained by the paragraph beginning, "Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipt me in ink, my Parents' or my own?" when there was another knock. This was a nervous brushing of knuckles across the door panels, rather...
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Thought-Provoking Quotations

...said: 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' - Hilaire Belloc Why did I write? whose 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,1 for the numbers came. - Alexander Pope, (Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot) Few love to...
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