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" And when I die, be sure you let me know Great Homer dy'd three thousand years ago. 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... "
Maro; Or, Poetic Irritability. In Four Cantos - Página 10
de Samuel Bailey - 1845 - 85 páginas
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The Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine

...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 dis-obey'd. The Muse but serv'd to...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - 2001 - 298 páginas
...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 Madman, nor Ambition's Tool, Not proud,...
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The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art

Joyce Carol Oates - 2004 - 176 páginas
...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 To Whom the Mornings stand for Nights,...
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Love Poems

Ovid - 2003 - 236 páginas
...appropriate metre (Alexander Pope was to adapt these lines to one of his own poems of self-fashioning: 'I lisp'd in Numbers, for the Numbers came,' Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot 128). Ovid insists that his beloved older brother, who was to die young, had a greater gift for eloquence...
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The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

Pat Rogers - 2007
...that Wordsworth didn't equally craft and recraft). "Why did I write?" he asks in Epistle to Arbuthnot; "As yet a Child, nor yet a Fool to Fame, I lisp'd in Numbers, for the Numbers came" (125, 127-8). And as for spontaneous overflow: "The things that I have written fastest have always...
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Thought-Provoking Quotations

...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 hear the sins...
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