Alexander Pope quote about stupidity from The Dunciad - empty heads console with empty sound.
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empty heads console with empty sound.
 Alexander Pope, The Dunciad (1743). copy citation

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Author Alexander Pope
Source The Dunciad
Topic stupidity emptiness
Date 1743
Language English
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Weblink https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Dunciad

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“On others Int'rest her gay liv'ry flings, Int'rest, that waves on party-colour'd wings: Turn'd to the sun, she casts a thousand dyes, And, as she turns, the colours fall or rise. Others the Syren Sisters warble round, And empty heads console with empty sound. No more, alas! the voice of Fame they hear,
The balm of Dulness trickling in their ear. Great C**, H**, P**, R**, K*, Why all your toils? your sons have learn'd to sing.
How quick Ambition hastes to Ridicule:” source

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