Wednesday, April 06, 2005



John Sheffield (1648-1721), An Essay Upon Poetry:
Read Homer once, and you can read no more,
For all things else will seem so dull and poor,
You'll wish't unread; but oft upon him look,
And you will hardly need another book.
The second couplet is sometimes quoted as:
Verse will seem Prose; but still persist to read,
And Homer will be all the books you need.

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