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" With one sole pen I writ this book, Made of a grey goose quill ; A pen it was when it I took, And a pen I leave it still. "
The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical ... - Page 261
by John Britton - 1810
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - Authors, English - 1808 - 552 pages
...pen, on which he composed the following lines, called by Mr. Granger, but very improperly, an Epigram. With one sole pen I wrote this book, Made of a grey goose quill : A pen it was when I it took, And a pen I leave it still.* In this translation Holland is said to have had the assistance of Camden...
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The Journey from Chester to London

Thomas Pennant - England - 1811 - 622 pages
...wrote a great folio with one pen, and, as he tells us, did not wear it out : With one sole pen I writ this book, Made of a grey goose quill : A pen it was when it I took ; A pen I leave it still k. AT length (if I may be allowed to pun with fuller) death translated...
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A topographical and historical description of the county of Warwick

James Norris Brewer - 1820 - 322 pages
...writing a folio volume with one pen; and composed on the occasion the following epigrammatic lines: With one sole pen I wrote this book, Made of a grey goose quill ; A pen it wai when I it took, A pen Heave it still. - *' This monumental pen," says Fuller, " he solemnly kept,...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

Almanacs, English - 1821
...well-informed judgment ; though his style is somewhat tinctured with the conceits and quaintness of his age. The following epigram is attributed to him, and said...— With one sole pen I wrote this book, Made of a grey-goose quill ; A pen it was when I it took, A pen I leave it still. 14. — SAINT VALENTINE. Valentine...
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 2

Richard Ryan - Poetry - 1826
...that he had written a large folio volume with one pen, on which he composed the following stanza : " With one sole pen I wrote this book, Made of a grey goose-quill ; A pen it was when I it took, And a pen I leave it still." DR. JOHNSON'S DEFENCE OP MILTON....
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 2

Richard Ryan - Poetry - 1826
...that he had written a large folio volume with one pen, on which he composed the following stanza : " With one sole pen I wrote this book, Made of a grey goose-quill; A peu it was when I it took, And a pea I leave it still." DR. JOHNSON'S DEFENCE OF MILTON....
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Waverley Novels, Volume 26

Walter Scott
...than the number mentioned in the text, has this quatrain at the end of the volume— " With one good pen I wrote this book, Made of a grey goose quill ; A pen it was when it I took. And a pen 1 leave it still." an open railing, or palisade, which, at night, and in times...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 1

Great Britain - 1831
...the following epigram on his having written a large folio with a single pen. With one sole pen I writ this book, Made of a grey goose quill; A pen it was when it I took, And a pen I leare it still. On which Dr. Fuller observes, that, "he must have leaned very...
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Introductions, and Notes and Illustrations to the Novels, Tales ..., Volume 2

Walter Scott - 1833
...than the number mentioned in the text, has this quatrain at the end of the volume — " With one good pen I wrote this book, Made of a grey goose quill ; A pen it was when it I took, And a pen I leave it still. " KING JAMES P. 142-3. The dress of this monarch, together with...
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Songs of the Press and Other Poems, Relative to the Art of Printing ...

Songs - Printing - 1833 - 120 pages
...the following Epigram on his having written a large folio with a single pen. WITH one sole pen I writ this book, Made of a grey goose quill; A pen it was when it I took, And a pen I leave it still. TO A CRITIC, Who quoted an isolated passage, and then declared...
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