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The harp of Erin: containing the poetical works - Page 7
by Thomas Dermody - 1807
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 77-78

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...Who shames a scribbler ? break one cobweb thro'i He spins the slight self-pleasing thread anew: 90 Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain, The creature's at his dirty work again, Thron'd on the centre of his thin designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines ! Whom have I hurt...
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The Anti-Jacobin, Or, Weekly Examiner, Volume 1

William Gifford - Europe - 1803
...Attacks ? Surely it was of such the Poet wrote " Who shames a scribbler ? break one cobweb through, " He spins the slight, self-pleasing thread anew ; "...in vain, " The creature's at his dirty work again." We congratulate TI)e Morning Chronicle, however, on its having discovered that Tea does not grow in...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope: with his last corrections ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester), Colley Cibber - 1804 - 754 pages
...Who shames a scribbler ? break one cobweb thro', He spins the slight self-pleasing thread anew : 90 Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain ; The creature's at his dirty work again, Thron'd on the centre of his thin designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines ! Whom have I hurt...
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The poems of Ossian, &c. containing the poetical works of J. Macpherson ...

Ossian - 1805
...son of Arcath, the son of Congal, the son of Fergus, the son of Fingal the victorious, MACPHEBSON. Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain ; The creature's at his dirty work again. No sooner was one fiction destroyed by Innes, than another was created by our Celtic bards. Fergus,...
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The poems of Ossian: &c, Volume 2

James Macpherson - Bards and bardism - 1805
...son of Arcath, the son of Congal, the son of Fergus, the son of Fingal tk-c victm-tous* MACPHERSON. Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain ; The creature's at his dirty work again. No sooner was one fiction destroyed by Innes, than another \vas created by our Celtic bards. Fergus,...
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The Life of Thomas Dermody: Interspersed with Pieces of Original Poetry ...

James Grant Raymond - Literary Criticism - 1806
... ' break one cobweb through, He spins the slight self-pleasing thread anew ; Destroy his tibs or sophistry, in vain ; The creature's at his dirty...we value their nugatory strictures at a nutshell. " Several illustrious foreigners, and particularly three most erudite emigrants from Catalonia (viz....
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - Literary Criticism - 1806
...whom he employed, the necessity of observing the three unities in a drama. 7. Who shames a scribbler ? break one cobweb thro*, He spins the slight, self-pleasing...sophistry, in vain ! The creature's at his dirty work again ; Thron'd in the center of his thin designs. Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines.* The metaphor...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill

John Bell - 1807
...Who shames a scribbler? break one cobweb through, He spins the slight self-pleasing thread anew: 90 Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain, The creature's at his dirty work again, Thron'd on the centre of his thin designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines ! Whom have I hurt...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...Who shames a scribbler? break one cobweb tbrough, He spins the slight self-pleasing tbread anew: 90 Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain ; The creature's at his dirty work again, Tbron'd on the centre of his thiir designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines ! Whom have I hurt?...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. To which is prefixed the life of the ...

Alexander Pope - Literary Criticism - 1808 - 505 pages
...hurl'd, Thou stand'st unshook amidst a bursting world. Who shames a scribbler? Break one cobweb through, He spins the slight, self-pleasing thread anew Destroy...sophistry, in vain. The creature's at his dirty work again, Thron'd on the centre of his thin dcsicns, Prond of a vast extent of flimsy lines ! Whom have I hurt...
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