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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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The poetical works of William Cowper, ed. by W.M. Rossetti

William Cowper - 1881
...himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see Quite as absurd, though not so light as he : -AA shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within...budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge ; 1 fe says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit...

The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1881 - 649 σελίδες
...cogence, we may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as he : A shallow brain...behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask . H • w The solemn fop ; significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a .judge. He says...

Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Sources Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1881 - 864 σελίδες
...25I. I cannot talk with civet in the room, A fine puss-gentleman that's all perfume. Ibid. Line 283. The solemn fop ; significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. 1 His wit invites you by his looks to come, But, when you knock, it never is at home. 1 Conversation....

A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 715 σελίδες
...hard if all is false that I advance, A fool must now and then be right by chance. Caicher, Conv.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...

Folk-etymology: A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions Or Words Perverted in ...

Abram Smythe Palmer - 1882 - 664 σελίδες
...enough the grave and useful tools Might serve to read him lecture*. Oldham, Praise of Homer, stanza 4. The solemn fop, significant and budge, A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. Coicper, Conversation, p. 123 (ed. Routledge). O foolishness of men ! that lend their ears To those...

The Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary, Τόμος 3

John Ogilvie - 1883
...solemn brows on meT Shalt. 4. Affectedly grave, serious, or important ; as, to put on a tolemn face. The solemn fop, significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. Ctnoffr. 6. Accompanied with all due forms or ceremonies; made in form; formal: regular: now chiefly...

Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...Line 201. I cannot talk with civet in the room, A fine puss-gentleman that 's all perfume. Line 283. The solemn fop ; significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.1 Line 299. His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock it never is at home.4...

A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1883 - 761 σελίδες
...false that I advance, A fool must now and then be right by chauce. 1747 Cowper: Conversation. Line 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 Poetical Works

William Cowper - 1889 - 536 σελίδες
...cogence, we may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as he : A shallow brain...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 lead. His...

The Irish Monthly, Τόμος 19

1891
..." a pleasant compound of putty and lead." How many long-winded dissertations there are " Which say but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead." But alas, it is not so easy for an editor or «n author, as it is for a compositor, to remove the lead....




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