A Quote by John Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire and Normanby on books, needs, persistence, and prose

Read Homer once and you can read no more; For all books else appear so mean, so poor, Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books you need.

John Sheffield (1648 - 1721)

Source: Essay on Poetry, 1682

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