|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Alexander Pope (16881744)|
|QUOTATION:||Is there a parson much bemused in beer,|
A maudlin poetess, a rhyming peer,
A clerk foredoomd his fathers soul to cross,
Who pens a stanza when he should engross?
|ATTRIBUTION:||Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot. Prologue to the Satires. Line 15.|