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The Wellspring of the Macedonian Muses

In 'An Essay on Criticism' (1711) from Alexander Pope, this famous quote has its history in Ovid's 'Metamorphasis'. Look it up on Wikipedia, it's worth the read.

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The Wellspring of the Macedonian Muses

A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.

- Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

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The Wellspring of the Macedonian Muses

Inspired by Luis de Góngora (1561-1627)'s quote, "A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring". The titled responsion is

In An Essay on Criticism (1711) from Alexander Pope, this famous quote has its history in Ovid's Metamorphasis. Look it up on Wikipedia, it's worth the read.


Alexander Pope

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