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" It is not poetry that makes men poor ; For few do write that were not so before ; And those that have writ best, had they been rich, Had ne'er been clapp'd with a poetic itch ; Had loved their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery of... "
The Works of the English Poets: Butler - Seite 335
von Samuel Johnson - 1779
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Notes and Queries

1864
...have writ best, had they been rich, Had ne'er been clapp'd with a poetic itch ; Had lov'd their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery...for all other trades unfit, Only to avoid being idle set up — toil." Davenant has a great Nursery of Nature in his Gondibert, and foremost in this delightful...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler, Band 2

Samuel Butler - 1866
...rich, Had ne'er been clapp'd with a poetic itch ; Had lov'd their ease too well to take the pains 445 To undergo that drudgery of brains ; But, being for...all other trades unfit, Only to avoid being idle, set up wit. THEY that do write in authors' praises, And freely give their friends their voices, 450...
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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 Seiten
...were not so before ; And those that have writ best, had they been rich, * * * * Had loved their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery...brains ; But being for all other trades unfit, Only t' avoid being idle set up wit. BUTLER. Miscellaneous Thoughtt. * Homer' s poverty, as taught by the...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 Seiten
...have writ best, had they been rich, Had ne'er been seized with a poetic itch ; Had loved their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery...brains ; But being for all other trades unfit, Only t' avoid being idle set up wit. Butler, Miscel. Thoughis. As wine, that with its own weight runs, is...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

1875 - 772 Seiten
...have writ best, had they been rich, Had ne'er been seized with a poetic itch ; Had loved their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery...brains; But, being for all other trades unfit, Only t1 avoid being idle set up wit. BUTLER: Hudibras. No ! when the sons of song descend to trade, Their...
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The poetical works of Samuel Butler, with life and critical diss. by G ...

Samuel Butler - 1877
...have writ best, had they been rich, Had ne'er been clapp'd with a poetic itch ; Had loved their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery...brains ; But, being for all other trades unfit, Only t' avoid being idle, set up wit. They that do write in authors' praises, And freely give their friends...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 788 Seiten
...have writ best, had they been rich, Had ne'er been seized with a poetic itch ; Had loved their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery...brains; But, being for all other trades unfit, Only t' avoid being idle set up wit. BUTLER : Hudibras. No! when the sons of song descend to trade, Their...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 715 Seiten
...have writ best, had they been rich, . Had ne'er been seized with a poetic itch ; Had loved their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery of brains j But being for all other trades unfit, Only t' avoid being idle set up wit. Butler, Miscel. Thoughts....
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1883 - 761 Seiten
...have writ best, had they been rich, Had ne'er been clapp'd with a poetic itch ; Had lov'd their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery...brains ; But being for all other trades unfit, Only t' avoid being idle set up wit. 3869 Sutler : Misc. Thoughts. Line 441. As wiue that with its own weight...
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The Humorous Poetry of the English Language, from Chaucer to Saxe

James Parton - 1884 - 689 Seiten
...have writ best, had they been rich. Had ne'er been clapp'd with a poetic itch : Had loved their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery...brains ; But, being for all other trades unfit, Only t' avoid being idle, set up wit PUFFING. They that do write in authors' praises, And freely give their...
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