John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Alexander Pope. (16881744) 3498
To err is human, to forgive divine. 1
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All seems infected that th infected spy, As all looks yellow to the jaundicd eye.
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And make each day a critic on the last.
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Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposd as things forgot.
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The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
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Most authors steal their works, or buy; Garth did not write his own Dispensary.
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For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. 2
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Led by the light of the Mæonian star.
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Content if hence th unlearnd their wants may view, The learnd reflect on what before they knew. 3
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What dire offence from amorous causes springs! What mighty contests rise from trivial things!
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And all Arabia breathes from yonder box.
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On her white breast a sparkling cross she wore Which Jews might kiss, and infidels adore.
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If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you ll forget them all.
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Note 1. Then gently scan your brother man, Still gentler sister woman; Though they may gang a kennin wrang, To step aside is human. Robert Burns: Address to the Unco Guid. [ back] Note 2. See Shakespeare, King Richard III, Quotation 5. [ back]
Note 3. Indocti discant et ament meminisse periti (Let the unlearned learn, and the learned delight in remembering). This Latin hexameter, which is commonly ascribed to Horace, appeared for the first time as an epigraph to President Hénaults Abrégé Chronologique, and in the preface to the third edition of this work Hénault acknowledges that he had given it as a translation of this couplet. [ back]