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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3484
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:A little learning is a dangerous thing; 1
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.
ATTRIBUTION:Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 15.
 
Note 1.
See Bacon, Quotation 18. [back]
 

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