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" Twas doubtful which was rain, and which was dust. Ah ! where must needy poet seek for aid, When dust and rain at once his coat invade... "
Bell's edition: The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 157
1787
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 7

Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, John Nichols - 1801
...fly, invoke the gods ; then, turning, stop To rail j she, singing, still whirls on her mop. ' - ~ Not Not yet the dust had shunn'd th' unequal strife, But,...fought still for life, And, wafted with its foe by violent gust, 'Twas doubtful which was rain, and which was dust. Ah ! where must needy poet seek for...
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The Works, Volume 10

Jonathan Swift - 1803
...you from her -mop, but not so clean : You fly, invoke the gods ; then, turning, stop To rail ; ehe, singing, still whirls on her mop. Not yet the dust...fought still for life, And, wafted with its foe by violent gust, Twaa dgubtful which was rain, aud which was dust. K3 Ah ! where must needy poet seek...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1803
...sprinkling which some careless quean F'nts en youfinrn her mop, but not so clean. Von fly, invoke Lite goUs; then, turning, stop To rail; .she, singing, still whirls on her mop. Not yet the dust ha 1 shunn'd tli' unequ.il strife, But, aided by the wind, fought still for life; Am', wafied with...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 2

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1807 - 482 pages
...Such is that sprinkliing which some careless queair Flirts on you from her mop, but not so clean : You fly, invoke the gods ; then, turning, stop To...fought still for life ; And wafted with, its foe by violent gust, 'Twas doubtful which was rain, and which was dust. Ah ! where must needy poet seek for...
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The British Essayists;: Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...aslope: Such is that sprinkling which some careless quean Flirts on you from her mop, but not so clean. You fly, invoke the gods ; then, turning, stop To...fought still for life ; And, wafted with its foe by violent gust, 'Twas doubtful which was rain, and which was dust. Ah ! where must needy Poet seek for...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 16

Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, John Nichols - Literary Criticism - 1808
...: Such is that sprinkling which some careless quean Flirts on you from her mop, but not so clean : You fly, invoke the gods; then, turning, stop To rail...strife, But, aided by the wind, fought still for life, Clogher will show it you. .Pray tell me how you like it." Journal to Stella, Oft. 17, 1710.— " Tell...
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The works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: with notes, historical and ...

Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, John Nichols - 1808
...: Such is that sprinkling which some careless quean Flirts on you from her mop, but not so clean : You fly, invoke the gods ; then, turning, stop To...her mop. Not yet the dust had shunn'd th' unequal strif»> But, aided by the wind, fought still for life, Clogher will show it you. Pray tell me how...
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1809
...Such is that sprinkling which some careless quean. 1•lirts on you from her mop, but not so clean. You fly, invoke the gods ; then, turning, stop To...singing, still whirls on her mop. Not yet the dust had shuun'd th' unequal strife, But, aided by the wind, fought still for life ; And, wafted with its foe...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...yon from her mop, but not so clean : You fly.-iimjkethe gods ; then, turning, stop To rail ; sfie, singing still whirls on her mop. Not yet the dust...fought still for life ; And, wafted with its foe by violent crust, "fwas doubtful which was rain, and which was dust. Ah! where must needy poet seek for...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;, Volume 11

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...turning, stop To rail ; she, singing still whirls on lier mop. Not yet the dust had shunn'dth' uni-qual strife, But aided by the wind, fought still for life ; And, wafted with its foe by violent gust, "Twas doubtful which was rain, and which was dust. Ah! where must needy poet seek for...
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