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" A Clerk, foredoom'd his father's soul to cross, Who pens a Stanza, when he should engross? "
The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill - Page 125
by John Bell - 1807
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Memoirs of the life and writings of Alexander Pope, esq

Edmund Curll - 1745
...pens a Stanza when hethouldengrefs? Is there, who lock'd from Ink and Paper, fcrawls With defp'rate Charcoal round his darken'd Walls ? All fly to Twit'nam, and in humble Strain Apply to me, to keep them mad or vain. Arthur ', whofe giddy Son negleflsthe Laws, Imputes to me and...
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 4

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - English literature - 1751
...pens a Stanza when he mould engrofs ? Is there, who, lock'd from ink and paper, fcrawls With defp'rate charcoal round his darken'd walls ? All fly to TWIT'NAM, and in humble ftraia 20 Apply to me, to keep them mad or vain. Arthur, whofe giddy fon neglects the Laws, Imputes...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq., with His Last Corrections, Additions, and ...

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1751
...a Stanza when he fhould engrofs ? Is there, who, lock'd from ink and paper, fcrawls With defp'rate charcoal round his darken'd walls ? All fly to TWIT'NAM, and in humble ftrain 29 Apply to me, to keep them mad or vain. Arthur, whofe giddy fon neglects the Laws, Imputes...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Satires, &c

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1751
...a Stanza when he fhould engrofs ? Is there, who, lock'd from ink and paper, fcrawls With defp'rate charcoal round his darken'd walls ? All fly to TWIT'NAM, and in humble ftrain 20 Apply to me, to keep them mad or vain. Arthur, whofe giddy fon negle&s the Laws, Imputes...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1752
...a Stan/a, when he fliould engrofi? Is there, who, lock'd from ink and paper, fcrawls With dcfp'rate charcoal round his darken'd walls? All fly to TWIT'NAM, and in humble ftrain 2 1 Apply to me, to keep them mad or vain. VA ai AT IONI. After j/ 20. in the MS. Is there a...
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An essay on the genius and writings of Pope, Volume 2

Joseph Warton - Literary Criticism - 1782
...a ftanza when he fliould tngrofs ? Is there, who lock'd from ink and paper, fcrawls With defp'rate charcoal round his darken'd walls? All fly to Twitnam, and in humble ftrain Apply to me to keep them mad and vain ! Arthur, whofe giddy fon neglefts the laws, Imputes to...
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The beauties of Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1783 - 278 pages
...pens a ftanza, when he mould engrofs? Is there who, lock'd from ink and paper, fcrawls With defp'rate charcoal round his darken'd walls ? All fly to Twit'nam, and in humble ftrain Apply to me, to keep them mad or vain. Arthur, whofe giddy fon negle&s the Laws, . Imputes to...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 77-78

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...catch me, just at dinner-time, Is there a parson much bemus'd in beer, 15 A maudlin poetess, a rhyming peer, A clerk, foredoom'd his father's soul to cross, Who pens a stan2a, when he should engross? Is there who, lock'd from ink and paper, scrawls With desp'rate charcoal...
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Biographical Anecdotes of the Founders of the French Republic, and ..., Volume 1

France - 1799
...ftanza when he fliould engrols ? Is there who, lock'd fro:n ik and paper, fcrawls With defp'iate charcoal round his darken'd walls ? All fly to Twit'nam, and in humble drain Apply to me to keep them, mad or vain. " Artliur, whole giddy fon neglefts the laws, Imputes...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 144

1876
...barn-door fowl than an eagle, or even a nightingale. It was the old story of ' The Clerk, foredoomed his father's soul to cross, Who pens a stanza when he should engross ; ' and in short it was agreed, in order to settle the dispute, that a specimen of the young man's...
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