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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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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William Shepard Walsh - 1892 - 1104 σελίδες
...the French Academy. Гор. Originally a fool pur sang: " Foppe, iq folet" (Prompt. Parv., p. 170). The solemn fop, significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. COWPRK : Conversation, \. 299. Thus, foppery is synonymous with folly in Let not the sound of shallow...

HANDY -BOOK OF LITERARY CURIOSITIES

WILLIAM S WALSH - 1892
...the French Academy. n, Pop. Originally a fool fur iang: " Foppc, iq folet" (Prompt. Parv., The lolemn ula Thus, foppery is synonymous with folly in COWPBR : Convcrtation, I. 299. Let not the sound of shallow...

The Classic and the Beautiful from the Literature of Three Thousand ..., Τόμος 2

Henry Coppée - 1895
...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...significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools ¡t judge; He says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead....

The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 σελίδες
...— Apology. L. 42. A fool must now and then be right by chance. f. COWPEB — Conversation. L. 96. «0 BIRTHDAY. BLESSINGS. A birthday : — and now a day that rose With much of hop j. COWPEB — Conversation. L. 299. Swear, fool, or starve; for the dilemma's even; A tradesman thou...

Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Τόμος 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 σελίδες
...juggler's throat Doth ribands. CLEAYELAND. Our judges, like our laws, were rude and plain. COWLEY. The solemn fop, significant and budge, A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. Cow PER : Conversation. To follow foolish precedents, and wink With both our eyes, is easier than to...

The task, and minor poems [ed.] by E. Lee

William Cowper - 1900
...we may say, 25 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, 30 The solemn fop ; significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge ; He says but...

Milton: Minor Poems ... with Introduction and Notes

John Milton, Samuel Thurber - 1901 - 129 σελίδες
...demeanor, important-looking, pompous, stiff, formal." Cowper, in his poem Conversation, has the couplet : " The solemn fop ; significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge." A doctor of the Stoic fur is a teacher of the Stoic philosophy, who wears a gown of the fur to which...

Milton: Minor Poems

John Milton - 1901 - 129 σελίδες
...demeanor, important-looking, pompous, stiff, formal." Cowper, in his poem Conversation, has the couplet: "The solemn fop ; significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge." A doctor of the Stoic fur is a teacher of the Stoic philosophy, who wears a gown of the fur to which...

Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 σελίδες
...presence civilizes ours. I cannot talk with civet in the room, A fine puss-gentleman that 's all perfume. 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.8 Our wasted...

A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 σελίδες
...who, though on idiotism's dark brink, because they've heads, dare fancy they can think ! — Wolcott. A shallow brain, behind a serious mask ; an oracle within an empty cask— the solemn fop ! — Стерег. FORBEARANCE.- If thou would'st be borne with, then bear with others. — Fuller....




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