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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 227
1806
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English Epigrams

William Davenport Adams - 1878 - 462 páginas
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Longer English Poems: With Notes Philological and Explanatory, and an ...

John Wesley Hales - 1878 - 768 páginas
...Butler, needy wretch, was still alive No generous patron would a dinner give, See him when slarv'd 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." 164. Eydiat was a man of various learning, distinguished...
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New History of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1878 - 444 páginas
...wretch, was yet alive, No generons patron would a dinner give ; See him, when starved to death and turned 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."— Samuel Wesley. r character; Butler invests...
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Humorous poems by English and American writers

William Michael Rossetti - 1878 - 488 páginas
...wretch, was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give : See him, when starved to death and turned 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 WRITE, TO AVOID...
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History of English Humour: With an Introduction Upon Ancient Humour, Volumen1

Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange - 1878 - 380 páginas
...has written Butler's epitaph in imperishable sarcasm : — " See him when starved to death and turned 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." CHAPTER VIII. Comic Drama of the Restoration...
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History of English humour, with an intr. upon ancient humour, Volumen1

Alfred Guy K. L'Estrange - 1878
...has written Butler's epitaph in imperishable sarcasm : — " See him when starved to death and turned 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." CHAPTER VIII. Comic Drama of the Restoration...
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History of English Humour: With an Introduction Upon Ancient Humour, Volumen1

Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange - 1878 - 380 páginas
...has written Butler's epitaph in imperishable sarcasm :— " See him when starved to death and turned to dust, Presented with a monumental bust; The poet's fate is here in e.mblem shown, He asked for bread, and he received—a stone." CHAPTER VIII. Comic Drama of the Restoration—Etherege—Wycher...
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The Elements of Rhetoric

James De Mille - 1878 - 584 páginas
...wretch, was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give ; See him when starved to death, and turned 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." " Seven Grecian cities strove for Homer dead....
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Five minutes to spare, extracts on varied subjects

John Guard - 1879
...and an epitaph. ' Whilst 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 — He ask'd for bread, and he received a stone.' Westminster Review. The Hind and the Panther....
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Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people and its places ...

George Walter Thornbury - 1880
...! was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give. See him, when starved to death, and turned 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." In 1739 (George II.) Sir Micajah Perry (Haberdasher)...
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