Way OT by now: Pierian spring

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Fri Feb 1 11:02:44 CST 2008


Graham-

> 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...

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 Mark Wieder
 mwieder at ahsoftware.net






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