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" He says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock it never is at home: 'Tis like a parcel sent you... "
Table Talk: And Other Poems - Σελίδα 151
των William Cowper - 1817 - 204 σελίδες
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 σελίδες
...who, though on idiotismos dark brink, because they've heads, dare fancy they can think ! — Wolcott. - ! — Сощрег. FORBEARANCE.- If thou would'st be borne with, then bear with others. — Fuller....

The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1908 - 536 σελίδες
...empty cask, The solemn fop ; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge; 300 He says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lend. His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock it never is at home : 'Tis like...

A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 761 σελίδες
...smart, Would leave a sting within a brother's heart. 5718 Young : Love of Fame. Satire ii. Line 111 He says but little, and that little said Owes all...weight, like loaded dice, to lead ; His wit invites yon by his looks to come, But when you knock, it never is at home. 5719 Cowper: Conversation. Line...

A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 761 σελίδες
...false that I advance. A fool must now and then be right by chance. 1747 Cowper : Conversation. Llue 95 A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask ; He says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit...

The Handbook of Quotations

1913 - 250 σελίδες
...their follies known. Qay: Fables. A fool must now and then be right by chance. Cowper: Conversation. A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask; . . . He says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His...

The Library of Poetry and Song, Τόμος 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 σελίδες
...spear, The tiger for the fallow-deer 1 TheGulistan. BISHOP HEBER. A shallow brain behind a senior's mask, An oracle within an empty cask, The solemn fop...budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. Conversation. COWPER. A snapper-up of nneonsidered trifles. Winter's Tale, Act iv. Sc. 2. SHAKESPEARE....

Regency Radical: Selected Writings of William Hone

William Hone - 2003 - 462 σελίδες
...other innocence but concealment. Bp. South'* Sermons.' A MASK. — (an Incrustation — a Relique.)2" A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask, A solemn fop.-A sooty Film. Cowpec* The THING on Earth Least qualified in honour, learning, worth,...
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The Bombay Miscellany

J. HIGGINBOTHAM - 1862
...condescend to think, or to smell their sweet perfumes, although they bathe in rose-water. We have many a " Shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle...budge, A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge." But no one listens to such fellows as these ; they may croak away like frogs in every station, but...

MEMORIAL EDITION. The Family Library OF POETRY AND SONG.

1880
...spear, The tiger for the fallow-deer ! The Gulistan. BISHOP HEBER. A shallow brain behind a senior's AM COWLEY. THE GRASSHOPPER AND CRICKET. THE poetry...dead ; When all the birds are faint with the hot sun Conversation. COWPER. A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles. Winter's Tale, Act iv Sc. 2. SHAKESPEARE....

The Eclectic Review, Τόμος 2;Τόμος 66

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1836
...to the meanest. Does our author remember in which of Cowper's Poems the following couplet occurs : ' A shallow brain behind a serious mask ; An oracle within an empty cask ?' The following passage occurs in page 256 : ' To whatever ' depth we may push our metaphysical abstractions,...




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