And jolly to drink of the Pierian spring or from the well of truth without either of them leaving a nasty taste in the mouth.
When the world ill-used them, they sought refuge at the Pierian spring.
Now, gentlemen, drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; it is the true poetic source.
Shakespearean actors should drink deep of the Pierian spring.
Wit is of the true Pierian spring, that can make anything of anything.
Certainly, unless one is very thirsty and has a great deal of vacant time, it is best to avoid the Pierian spring.
Hither about thirty youths of the mountains repaired to 'taste of the Pierian spring.'
A little learning is a dangerous thing / Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
Yours is the real Pierian stuff that turns up its nose at bock-beer signs and oleographs of the Old Mill.
Pieria's: used for Pierian, from Pierus, a mountain of Thessaly sacred to the muses.
literally "of Pieria," 1590s, from Latin Pierius "Pieria," from Greek Pieria, district in northern Thessaly, reputed home of the Muses; thus "pertaining to poetry."
A little Learning is a dang'rous Thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring:
[Pope, "Essay on Criticism," 1711]