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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
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...of this world roll off, and leave us alone with God! CHAPTER IV. MB. JOSEPH BATES, THE YANKEE LAD. " A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cusk, He says but liltle, and, that little said, Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead." Cowper's...

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Henry Southgate - 1862
...FORESIGHT. POP— Description of a. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, '•(ale as absurd, tho' not so light as he : A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask ; Tir: solemn fop ; significant and fudge ; A f jol with judges, amongst foole a judge. He isys but...

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Henry Pitman - 1863
...talk, saying — " The sight's enough ; no need to .smell a beau." The solemn fop is next, — "With shallow brain, behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask ; Who says but little — and that little said, Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead." The...

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...cogence, we may say, Why Mich a one should keep himself w&y. A graver coxcomb we m&y sometimes see Quite as absurd, though not so light as he : A shallow brain...He says but little, and that little said Owes all it< weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit invites you by his looks to come, Hut when you knock...

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...countenance and gesture.' Cowper in his Conversation has well described a man of this class : — ' A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An Oracle within...budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge ; i Difference. A subtle distinction. * Blanch. To erade. ' A man horribly cheats his own soul, who...

New Monthly Magazine, Τόμος 131

1864
...The idol only has to keep close and scrupulously preserve his minuteness concealed from the world. A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask, The solemn fog ; significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge, He says but little, and, that...

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...we may say, Why such an one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb wo may sometimes see, Quite as absurd though not so light as he: A shallow brain...within an empty cask, The solemn fop ; significant and budge;1 A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge ; He says but little, and that little said Owes all...




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