It seems we do need a sobering drink from that Pierian
Critics of foreign law on accuracy grounds are perhaps inspired by Alexander Pope's famous lines: "A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian
Ann Arbor: Pierian
Press, 2002 (for Learning Resources and Technologies, Eastern Michigan University).
Goddesses were beginning the song, the Pierian
Muses, and they looked as though they were singing piercingly".
Again quoting Alexander Pope Drink deep or taste not the Pierian
Music and literature, especially poetry, find their inspiration in that Pierian
A little learning is a dang'rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian
spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again.
Once I've convinced myself that I've drunk deeply enough of the Pierian
spring in question or when the conference is coming so close that I'm beginning to feel hysterical, I write the paper.
Suleiman, The Arab-American Experience in the United States and Canada: A Classified, Annotated Bibliography (Ann Arbor, Michigan: Pierian
I have continued to teach in Florida and am now teaching courses for the Pierian
Spring Academy, in Sarasota, and for the Longboat Key Education Center, which is close by.
In the national spelling competition, 14-year-old Placerita Junior High School student David Pruden successfully spelled more than two dozen brain twisters, including: culottes, derogatory, precedent, immolate, basmati, lycanthropy, succussatory, nullipara, scopolamine, Erewhonian, Pierian
, perciatelli, Capharnaum, oeillade, sprachgefuhl, madid and balneation.
In my somewhat brief exposition, I have tried to heed Donne's warning, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing; Drink deep or taste not the Pierian