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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Duke of Buckinghamshire Sheffield. (1649–1720)
 
 
1
    Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.
          Essay on Poetry.
2
    There ’s no such thing in Nature; and you ’ll draw
A faultless monster which the world ne’er saw. 1
          Essay on Poetry.
3
    Read Homer once, and you can read no more;
For all books else appear so mean, so poor,
Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read,
And Homer will be all the books you need.
          Essay on Poetry.
 
Note 1.
See Suckling, Quotation 10. [back]
 

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