possibly by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) and possibly by Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Epigram
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Barbara Rufer) , "Das Sinngedicht", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Barbara Rufer

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 4
Word count: 27