Way OT by now: Pierian spring

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Fri Feb 1 12:02:44 EST 2008


> Was it really called Pierian Spring? If so, their hubris was met by  the 
> appropriate nemesis:
> A little learning is a dang'rous thing
> Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring."
> Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

Yes and no. The accent is on "little": the next two lines are

"There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again."

...and getting even more OT for a found pun:
there used to be a business here named Alexander Pope Haircutters...

 Mark Wieder
 mwieder at ahsoftware.net

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