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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 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. "
Notes & Queries - Page 364
by William White - 1894
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 1

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1807 - 482 pages
...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 t&gImmoralities of the Ancient and Modem Poets.....
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The flowers of literature, or, Encyclopædia of anecdote, a coll. by W. Oxberry

William Oxberry - 1822
...would a dinner give ; See him resolved to clay, 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." A gentleman found Dryden in his old age exposed to the attacks of poverty, and pining in a...
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The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History ..., Volume 3

Literary Criticism - 1824
...would a dinner give. See him resolved to ciay, and turned to dust, Presented with a monumental bust ; The poet's fate is here in emblem shown, He asked for bread, and ue received a stone . A gentleman found Dryden in his old age exposed to the attacks of poverty,, and...
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The Gentleman's Pocket Magazine

George Cruikshank, Robert Cruikshank - English literature - 1829
...a dinner give, — See him resolved to clay, 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." A gentleman found Dryden in his old age exposed to the attacks of poverty, and pining in a...
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The Aurora Borealis: Or Flashes of Wit; Calculated to Drown Dull Care and ...

Anecdotes - 1831 - 216 pages
...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. . THE CONTEST. She would keep stakes ; I was content; But, when I won, she would be paid ; Chloe...
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The Life of Andrew Marvell, the Celebrated Patriot: With Extracts and ...

John Dove - 1832 - 116 pages
...was yet alive, See Dim, when starred 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." Previously to this, DRYDEN, in his " Hind and Panther," makes the Hind (or Church of Rome)...
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The Richmond County Mirror, Volume 3

Staten Island (New York, N.Y.) - 1839
...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. Tom swells in mammoth dignity, Loud blusters, swears and drinks, But put Tom in a corner, he...
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Dwight's American Magazine, Volume 1

Theodore Dwight - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1845
...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. Wbat la Honor? BY SIR CHAKLES SFDLEY. Not to be captious, not unjustly fight ; 'Tie to confess...
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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and instruction ...

Anna Maria Hall
...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. We must not linger upon the epigrammatists of unknown names and of fugitive poetry books. Those...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 19

Thomas Prentice Kettell, Conrad Swackhamer, D. W Holly, Spencer Wallace Cone, Isaac Lawrence - United States - 1846
...a dinner give. See him, resolved to clay and turned to dost. Presented with a monumental bust ! Tbc Poet's fate is here in emblem shown — He asked for bread, and he received a stone." Even Dryden sunk into neglect in his old age, having died in a garret in an obscure corner...
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