Quotes Replay @ Ashok Misra # Alexander Pope

Quotes Replay. Alexander Pope

“ A little learning is a dangerous thing;

   Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring*:

  There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,

  And drinking largely sobers us again.”

  # Alexander Pope. An Essay on Criticism. 215

 * In Greek mythology, Pierian Spring of Macedonia was sacred to Muses. It was

considered the metaphorical source of knowledge and art.

 

 

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