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" Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipp'd 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... "
Memoirs of a Life, Chiefly Passed in Pennsylvania, Within the Last Sixty ... - Page 362
by Alexander Graydon - 1811 - 378 pages
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 40

John Bell - 1807 - 566 pages
...die, be sure you let me know Great Homer dy'd three thousand years ago. Why did I write ? what sin to me unknown, Dipp'd me in ink, my parents', or my own ? 126 As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'cl in numbers, for the numbers came. I left no...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 474 pages
...die, be sure you let me knoģ 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 ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came : I left no calling...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - English poetry - 1809 - 504 pages
...die, be sure you let me knuw 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 ? As yet a child;, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came : I left OO calling...
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Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1818 - 354 pages
...dignity, which poets and painters then led. Thus he says to Arbuthnot — " Why did I write ? What sin to me unknown Dipp'd me in ink, my parents' or my own J As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. I left no calling...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 402 pages
...die, be sure you let me know Great Homer dy'd three thousand years ago. Why did I write ? what sin to me unknown Dipp'd 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...
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Memoirs of a Life, Chiefly Passed in Pennsylvania: Within the Last Sixty Years

Alexander Graydon - Pennsylvania - 1822 - 452 pages
...matter of so easy extrication. I was contumacious, I know I was. But my conscience is satisfied ; and that I never shouted in the sanguinary triumphs of...early enthusiast in a most unfashionable cause, Some sin to me unknown Dipp'd me in ink, my parents or my own; even before my sentiments could be relished...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 41

British poets - 1822 - 276 pages
...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 ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came ; I left no calling...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1824
...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 ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came : I left no calling...
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Oeuvres, Volume 1

Jacques Delille - English poetry - 1824 - 462 pages
...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 Dipp'd 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...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 1062 pages
...die, be sure you let me know Great Homer dy'd three thousand years ago. Why did I write ? what sin / ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. < I left no calling...
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