Part i. Line 9.

'Tis with our judgments as our watches Go just alike, yet each believes his own.

Line 153.

; none

And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.

Part ii. Line 15.

A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.

Line 32.

Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise.

Line 53.

Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.*

Line 97.

True wit is nature to advantage dressed,

What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.

Line 156.

A needless Alexandrine ends the song,

That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.

"High characters," cries one, and he would see,
Things that ne'er were, nor are, nor e'er will be.
Epilogue to "Goblins." SUCKLING.

There is no such thing in Nature, and you'll draw
A faultless monster, which the world ne'er saw.
Essay on Poetry. SHEFFIELD.

Essay on Criticism - Continued.

Line 162.

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance.

Line 165.

The sound must seem an echo to the sense.

Line 325.

To err is human: to forgive, divine.

Line 358.

All seems infected that th' infected spy,
As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.

Part iii. Line 15.

Men must be taught as if you taught them not,
And things unknown proposed as things forgot.

Line 53.

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read,
With loads of learned lumber in his head.

Line 66.

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Ode on Solitude.

Thus let me live, unseen, unknown,
Thus unlamented let me die;

Steal from the world, and not a stone
Tell where I lie.

Universal Prayer.

Father of all! in every age,
In every clime adored,

By saint, by savage, and by sage,
Jehovah, Jove, or Lord.

And deal damnation round the land.

Teach me to feel another's woe,
To hide the fault I see;

That mercy I to others show,
That mercy show to me.



Line 54.

By strangers honored, and by strangers mourned.

And bear about the mockery of woe

To midnight dances, and the public show.


Canto ii. Line 7.

On her white breast a sparkling cross she wore,
Which Jews might kiss, and infidels adore.

Canto ii. Line 17.

If to her share some female errors fall,

Look on her face, and you'll forget them all.

The Rape of the Lock-Continued.

Canto ii. Line 27.

Fair tresses man's imperial race insnare,
And beauty draws us with a single hair.

Canto iii. Line 16.

At every word a reputation dies.

Line 21.

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,
And wretches hang, that jurymen may dine.

Canto v. Line 34.

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.


Prologue, Line 1.

Shut, shut the door, good John.

Line 12.

E'en Sunday shines no Sabbath day to me.

Line 18.

Who pens a stanza when he should engross.

Line 127.

As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame,

I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.

Line 171.

The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare,
But wonder how the devil they got there.

Satires of Horace - Continued.

Line 187.

And he whose fustain 's so sublimely bad,
It is not poetry, but prose run mad.

Line 197.

Should such a man, too fond to rule alone,
Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.

Line 201.

Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
And without sneering teach the rest to sneer.

Line 308.

Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?

Line 333.

Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.

Book ii. Satire i. Line 6.

Lord Fanny spins a thousand such a day.

Line 69.

Satire 's my weapon, but I'm too discreet
To run a muck, and tilt at all I meet.

Line 127.

There St. John mingles with my friendly bowl, The feast of reason and the flow of soul.

Book ii. Satire ii. Line 159.

For I, who hold sage Homer's rule the best,
Welcome the coming, speed the going guest.*

* See the Odyssey, Book xv. line 83.

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