Scarce any Tale was sooner heard than told;And all who told it, added something new,And all who heard it, made Enlargements too,In evry Ear it spread, on evry Tongue it grew.
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Source Notes: Source: ALEXANDER POPE, Temple of Fame, lines 46972, Poems of Alexander Pope, ed. Geoffrey Tillotson, vol. 2, p. 269 .
Alexander Pope (May 22, 1688 May 30, 1744) is considered one of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century.