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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal - Page 442
1853
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 144

1876
...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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...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 stanza when he should engross ? Is there who lock'd from ink and paper, scrawls With desp'rate charcoal round his darken'd walls...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...there a parson much he-mus'd in heer, 15 A maudlin poetess, a rhyming peer, A clerk foredoom'd his father's soul to cross, Who pens a stanza when he should engross? Is there who, lock'd from ink and paper, scrawls With desperate charcoal round his darken'd walls ?...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 40

John Bell - 1807
...there a parson, much bemus'd in beer, 15 A maudlin poetess, a rbyming peer, A clerk, foredoom'd his father's soul to cross, Who pens a stanza, when he should engross ? Is there who, lock'd from ink and paper, scrawls With desp'rate charcoal round his darken'd walls...
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Flowers of literature; for 1801 & 1802(-1805): or, Characteristic ..., Volume 4

Flowers of literature - 1807
...Poetical Recreations. The author of these very candidly informs us, that he is " A clerk foredoomM his father's soul to cross, Who pens a stanza when he should engross." Rushton's Poems deserve more than ordinary attention, not only from the melancholy circumstance of...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1808 - 651 pages
...Is there a parson, mnch bemus'd in beer, A mandlin poetess, a rhyming peer, A clerk foredoom'd his father's soul to cross, Who pens a stanza when he should engross? Is there who, lock'd from ink and paper, scrawls With desperate charcoal round his darken'd walls?...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1812
...there a parson much be-mus'd in beer, 15 A maudlin poetess, a rhyming peer, A clerk, foredoom'd his father's soul to cross, Who pens a stanza when he should engross ? Is there, who, lock'd from ink and paper, scrawls With desp'rate charcoal round his darken'd walls...
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The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry ..., Volume 8

English poetry - 1814
...may in time write better. From one of his sonnets it appears that he is " Some clerk, foredoom'd his father's soul to cross, Who pens a stanza when he should engross." This information is conveyed in the following beautiful lines, with which we shall gratify our readers...
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The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1801-11, Volume 8

English poetry - 1814
...may in time write better. From one of his sonnets it appears that he is " Some clerk, foredoom'd his father's soul to cross, Who pens a stanza when he should, engross." This information is conveyed in the following beautiful lines, with which we shall gratify our readers...
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Select Pieces in Verse and Prose, Volume 1

John Bowdler - 1816 - 617 pages
...Yet bliss, through each, must centre in the mind. 20 TO MRS. HM BOWDLER. " A clerk, foredoomed his Father's soul to cross, ** Who pens a stanza when he should engross." POPE. — " Prologue to Satires." Too long, dear Aunt, has cold neglect delay'd, What earlier gratitude...
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