A Little Learning: Pope

Chethams_library_interior

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.
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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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