|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|After the flood, arts to Chaldea fell.|
Denham.Progress of Learning, Line 13.
|To Egypt from Chaldee it travelld,|
And Fate at Memphis was unravelld.
Churchill.The Ghost, Book I. Line 35.
|From thence did learning into Egypt pass.|
Denham.Progress of Learning, Line 16.
|Thence to Greece.|
Denham.Progress of Learning, Line 21.
|Thus when Eliza filld Britannias throne,|
What arts, what learning was not then our own?
Then sinewd genius strong and nervous rose
In Spensers numbers, and in Raleighs prose;
On Bacons lips then every science hung,
And Nature spoke from her own Shakespeares tongue.
|The Bookful blockhead, ignorantly read,|
With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Pope.On Criticism, Part III. Line 612.
|Ill talk a word with this same learned Theban.|
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act III. Scene 4. (Lear with Kent and Edgar.)
|A little learning is a dangerous thing;|
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.
Pope.On Criticism, Part II. Line 215.
|Small draughts of philosophy lead to Atheism; but larger bring back to God.|
Bacon.Ramages Thoughts from the French and Italian, Page 65.
|O this learning! what a thing it is!|
Shakespeare.Taming of the Shrew, Act I. Scene 2. (Grumio to Lucentio.)
|Learning by study must be won,|
Twas neer entailed from son to son.
Gay.Fable XI. Part II.
|1. Suppose we put a tax upon learning.|
2. Learning, it is true, is a useless commodity, but I think we had better lay it on ignorance; for learning being the property but of a very few, and those poor ones too, I am afraid we can get little among them; whereas ignorance will take in most of the great fortunes in the kingdom.
Fielding.The Historical Register for 1736, Act I. Scene 1.
|Learning is better worth than house or land.|
Crabbe.The Borough, Letter 18.