Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Great contest follows, and much learned dust
Involves the combatants; each claiming truth,
And truth disclaiming both.
Cowper.—The Task, Book III. Line 161.

With various readings stored his empty skull,
Learn’d without sense, and venerably dull.
Churchill.—The Rosciad, Line 591.