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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3044
AUTHOR:Duke of Buckinghamshire Sheffield (1649–1720)
QUOTATION:Read Homer once, and you can read no more;
For all books else appear so mean, so poor,
Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read,
And Homer will be all the books you need.
ATTRIBUTION:Essay on Poetry.
 

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