|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Alexander Pope (16881744)|
|QUOTATION:||But touch me, and no minister so sore;|
Whoeer offends at some unlucky time
Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme,
Sacred to ridicule his whole life long,
And the sad burden of some merry song.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Satires, Epistles, and Odes of Horace. Satire i. Book ii. Line 76.|