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" Harp ? harp ? lyre ? pen and ink, boy, you mean ! Muse, boy, muse ? your nurse's daughter you mean ! Pierian spring? oh! ay! the cloister pump, I suppose!' Nay, certain introductions, similes, and examples, were placed by name on a list of interdictions.... "
The Massachusetts Teacher - Page 17
1855
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 71

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1885 - 996 pages
...Hippocrene, were all an abomination to him. In fancy I can hear him now exclaiming: ' Harp ? harp lyre ? Pen and ink, boy, you mean ! Muse, boy, Muse...? Your nurse's daughter, you mean ! Pierian spring Oh, ay ! the cloister pump, I suppose.'" This same teacher, it may be noted in passing, affords...
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Manuel Zapata Olivella and the "darkening" of Latin American Literature

Antonio D. Tillis - 2005 - 163 pages
...his fierce hatred of the mythological trappings with which his pupils too often adorned their verses. "Harp? Harp? Lyre? Pen and ink, boy, you mean! Muse,...your Nurse's daughter, you mean! Pierian spring? Oh 'aye! the cloisterpump, I suppose!" (BL, 1:10). The anecdotal vigor of this passage has helped to make...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 55

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - 1857 - 798 pages
...as Coleridge's schoolmaster, the Rev. James Bowyer, who thus addressed his trembling pupil :—‘ Muse, boy, muse? Your nurse's daughter you mean! Pierian spring? Oh, ay! the cloister-pump, I suppose!' Do not pollute the pure well of English undefiled, with the rubbish of affectation...
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