|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Alexander Pope. (16881744) (continued)|
| Now night descending, the proud scene was oer,|
But lived in Settles numbers one day more.
| The Dunciad. Book i. Line 89.|
| While pensive poets painful vigils keep,|
Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep.
| The Dunciad. Book i. Line 93.|
| Next oer his books his eyes begin to roll,|
In pleasing memory of all he stole.
| The Dunciad. Book i. Line 127.|
| Or where the pictures for the page atone,|
And Quarles is savd by beauties not his own.
| The Dunciad. Book i. Line 139.|
| How index-learning turns no student pale,|
Yet holds the eel of science by the tail.
| The Dunciad. Book i. Line 279.|
| And gentle Dulness ever loves a joke.|
| The Dunciad. Book ii. Line 34.|
| Another, yet the same. 1|
| The Dunciad. Book iii. Line 90.|
| Till Peters keys some christend Jove adorn,|
And Pan to Moses lends his pagan horn.
| The Dunciad. Book iii. Line 109.|
| All crowd, who foremost shall be damnd to fame. 2|
| The Dunciad. Book iii. Line 158.|
| Silence, ye wolves! while Ralph to Cynthia howls,|
And makes night hideous; 3 answer him, ye owls!
| The Dunciad. Book iii. Line 165.|
| And proud his mistress order to perform,|
Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm. 4
| The Dunciad. Book iii. Line 263.|
| A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits. 5|
| The Dunciad. Book iv. Line 90.|
Another, yet the same.Thomas Tickell: From a Lady in England. Samuel Johnson: Life of Dryden. Darwin: Botanic Garden, part i. canto iv. line 380. William Wordsworth: The Excursion, Book ix. Sir Walter Scott: The Abbot, chap. i. Horace: carmen secundum, line 10. [back]
May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name,
And glorify what else is damnd to fame.
Richard Savage: Character of Foster. [back]
See Shakespeare, Hamlet, Quotation 53. [back]
See Addison, Quotation 21. [back]
See Shakespeare, King Henry V, Quotation 31.
This man [Chesterfield], I thought, had been a lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among lords.Samuel Johnson (Boswells Life): vol. ii. ch. i.
A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.William Cowper: Conversation, line 298.
Although too much of a soldier among sovereigns, no one could claim with better right to be a sovereign among soldiers.Sir Walter Scott: Life of Napoleon.
He [Steele] was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.Thomas B. Macaulay: Review of Aikins Life of Addison.
Temple was a man of the world among men of letters, a man of letters among men of the world.Thomas B. Macaulay: Review of Life and Writings of Sir William Temple.
Greswell in his Memoirs of Politian says that Sannazarius himself, inscribing to this lady [Cassandra Marchesia] an edition of his Italian Poems, terms her delle belle eruditissima, delle erudite bellissima (most learned of the fair; fairest of the learned).
Qui stultis videri eruditi volunt stulti eruditis videntur (Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish).Quintilian, x. 7. 22. [back]