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" For thee we dim the eyes, and stuff the head With all such reading as was never read : For thee explain a thing till all men doubt it, And write about it, goddess, and about it : So spins the silkworm small its slender store, And labours till it clouds... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq - Page 144
by Alexander Pope - 1777 - 195 pages
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The Dunciad

Alexander Pope - 1728 - 51 pages
...to dull books, and Prologues to dull plays ; For thee explain a thing 'till all men doubt it, 1 60 And write about it, Goddefs, and about it ; So fpins the filkworm fmall its flender ftore, And labours, 'till it clouds itfelf all o'er. Not that my pen to criticks was confin'd,...
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The Dunciad: An Heroic Poem. In Three Books

Alexander Pope - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1728 - 51 pages
...to dull books, and Prologues to dull plays } For thee explain a thing 'till all men doubt it, j 60 And write about it, Goddefs, and about it; . . So fpins the filkworm fmall Us flender ftore, And kbours, 'till it clouds itfelf all o'er. Not that my pen to criticks was confin'd,...
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The Dunciad: With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1729 - 238 pages
...read ; For thee fupplying, in the worft of days, Notes to dull books, and prologues to dull plays i For thee explain a thing till all men doubt it, And write about it, Goddefs, and about it ; 1 70 So' fpins the filk-wornr fmall- its flender ftore, And labours, 'till it clouds itfelf all o'er....
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The Dunciad: With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus. Written ...

Alexander Pope - Law - 1735 - 263 pages
...iabale. For thee fupplying, in the 'worft of days, " Notes to dull books, and prologues to dull plays ; For thee explain a thing till all men doubt it, And write about it, Goddefs, and about it ; i70 So fpins the filk-worm fmall its flender ftore, And labours, 'till it clouds itfelf all o'er....
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The Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1736
...whale. For thee fupplyiug, in the worft of days, Notes to dull books, and prologues to dull plays; For thee explain a thing till all men doubt it, And write about it, Goddcfs, and. about it. ; 170 So fpins the filk- worm fniall its flender ftore, And labours, 'till...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: The Dunciad

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1751
...communicating, in its obicurity, with Subjiance, and, in its emptinefs, with Names. tfc nin L . For thce explain a thing till all men doubt it, And write about...Goddefs, and about it: So fpins the filk-worm fmall its flender ftore, And labours till it clouds itfelf all o'er. What tho' we let fome better fort of fool...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: The Dunciad

Alexander Pope - 1752
...Learning! but who equally made it their care to advance the polite Arts in their feveral Societies. PW For thee we dim the eyes, and fluff the head With...about it : So fpins the filk-worm fmall its {lender flore, And labours till it clouds itfelf all o'er. What tho' we let fome better fort of fool 255 Thrid...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland: To the Time ..., Volume 5

Theophilus Cibber, Thomas Coxeter - Poets, English - 1753
...read ; For thee, fupplying in the worft of days, Notes to dull books, and prologues to dull plays j For thee explain a thing till all men doubt it, And...goddefs, and about it ; So fpins the filk-worm fmall its flender ftore, And labours till it clouds itfelf all o'er. In the year 1726 Mr. Theobald publifhed...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions, and ...

Alexander Pope - 1754
...Societies. For thee we dim the eyes, and fluff the head With all fuch reading as was never read : 2-o For thee explain a thing till all men doubt it, And write about it, Goddefs, and abt>ut it u So fpins the filk-worm fmall its flender ftore, And labours till it clouds itfelf all o'er....
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The works of Alexander Pope: esq., with his last corrections, additions, and ...

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1757
...in the fingular, and meant only of one: in which cafe I fufpect the Pole to be a falfe reading, and For thee we dim the eyes, and fluff the head With...Goddefs, and about it : So fpins the filk-worm fmall its flender ftore, And labours till it clouds itfelf all o'er. What tho' we let fome better fort of fool...
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