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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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The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the ..., Band 5

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley - 1884
...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 l' avoid being idle, set up wit. Puffing. They that do write in authors' praises. And freely give their...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Band 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 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 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 English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 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 Butler : Misc. Thoughts. Line 441 As wine that with its own weight...
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An Outline of Humor: Being a True Chronicle from Prehistoric Ages to the ...

Carolyn Wells - 1923 - 782 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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