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" While Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give ; See him, when starved to death and turn'd to dust, Presented with a monumental bust. The poet's fate is here in emblem shown, He ask'd for bread, and he received a stone. "
The British Martial: Or, An Anthology of English Epigrams: Being the Largest ... - Página 229
1806
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The Works of Robert Burns: General correspondence, including pieces of ...

Robert Burns - 1806
...Fergusson's grave ? I do not doubt it ; such things have been, as Shakespeare says, " in the olden-time :" " The poet's fate is here in emblem shewn, He ask'd for bread, and he received a stone." It It is, I believe, upon poor Butler's tomb that this is written. But how many...
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The Balance, and Columbian Repository, Volumen3

1804
...in Wcstnuntter-Abbcy. Butler, needy wretch ! was yet alive, No gen'rous patron would a dinner give : See him, when starv'd to death, and turn'd to dust,...monumental bust ! The poet's fate is here in emblem shewn j He aik'd fjr bread, and he receiv'da stone. BY RABELAIS. rogue, «'io died for grief, because It...
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Flowers of literature; for 1801 & 1802(-1805): or, Characteristic ..., Volumen4

Flowers of literature - 1807
...MR. S. WESLEY. WHILST Butler (needy wretch) was yet alive, Jjri gen'rous patron would a dinner give, See him when starv'd to death and turn'd to dust,...monumental bust. The poet's fate is here in emblem shown He ask'd for bread, and lie receiv'da stone. It is worth remarking, that the poet was starving,...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volumen1

Robert Southey - 1807 - 449 páginas
...Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give : See him, when starved to death and turn'd to dust, Presented with a monumental bust ! The poet's fate is here in emblem shown, He asked for bread, and he received a stone, Advice to One who was about to u-rile, to avoid...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius, Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - 1808 - 552 páginas
...company, which uuWhile BUTLER, needy wretch ! was yet alive, No gen'rous patron would a dinner give ; See him, when starv'd to death and turn'd to dust,...monumental bust ! The Poet's fate is here in emblem shewn lie ask'd for Bread and he receiv'da Stone. Butler, however, though neglected in a shameful manner,...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - 1808 - 552 páginas
...was yet alive, Iso gen'rous patron would a dinner give ; See him, when starv'd to death and turii'd to dust, Presented with a monumental bust! The Poet's fate is here in emblem shewn lie ask'd for Bread and he receiv'da Stone. Butler, however, though neglected in a shameful manner,...
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The panorama of wit. Exhibiting the choicest epigrams in the English language

Panorama - 1809
...WESTMINSTER ABBEY. WHILE Butler, needy wretch ! was yet alive, No generous Patron would a Dinner give : See him, when starv'd to death and turn'd to dust,...monumental bust! The Poet's fate is here in emblem shown, H« uk'd for Bread, and be receiv'da Stone. A FRIENDLY CONTEST. Cam and Isi* their sad tribute...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Temas77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 220 páginas
...io\\ovm\a ^jygi" While Butler, needy wretch I was yet alive* DO generous patron would a dinner give : see him, when starv'd to death, and turn'd to dust,...emblem shewn, he ask'd for bread, and he receiv'da stone* The principal poem of our poet stands unrivalled in ingenuity, wit, and learning. It is intended...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Temas77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 220 páginas
...following Epigram. « While Butler, needy wretch I was yet alive, no generous patron would a dinner give : see him, when starv'd to death, and turn'd to dust,...is here in emblem shewn, he ask'd for bread, and he rcceiv'da stone. The principal poem of our poet stands unrivalled in I'f's ingenuity, wit, and learning....
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A Selection of English Epigrams: Extracted Principally from the British and ...

1812 - 131 páginas
...in Westminster Whilst Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive, No gen'rous patron would a dinner give : See him when starv'd to death, and turn'd to dust,...monumental bust ! The poet's fate is here in emblem shown,— He asfc'd for bread, and he receiv'da stone, CCXLVUI. When man and -woman die, as poets sung,...
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