A Little Learning: Pope


A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not, the Pierian spring:
There shallow drafts intoxicate the brain
And drinking largely sobers us again.

Alexander Pope 1688-1744

An Essay on Criticism (1711)
The illustration is by  Parrot of Doom of the interior of Chetham’s Library, Manchester via Wikimedia.

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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