Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Sunday, 2 May 2010

More urgent

than "what oft
was thought, but ne'er
so well express'd"

would be to say
what people rarely
dare to think - lest
it make their
hard minds soft.


[In other words:
To have universal appeal is to convey very aptly
something evident or unoriginal.]

2 comments:

Wofl said...

quotation from Alexander Pope's ESSAY ON CRITICISM:

"True Wit is Nature to advantage dress'd,
What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd;"

The same poem contains the line
"A little learning is a dangerous thing."

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