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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? "
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1883
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Bell's edition: The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1787
...strife, But, aided by the wind, fought still for life, And wafted with its foe by vi'lent gust, 15 'Twas doubtful which was rain and which was dust. Ah ! where must needy poets seek for aid, When dust and rain at once his coat invade ? Sole coat, where dust cemented by...
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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
...unequal 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....the rain, Erects the nap, and leaves a cloudy stain ! Now in contiguous drops the. flood comes down, Threatening with deluge this devoted town. To shops...
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The Works, Volume 10

Jonathan Swift - 1803
...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 for aid, When dust...rain, Erects * the nap, and leaves a cloudy stain ! Now in contiguous drops the flood comes down, Threatening with deluge this devoted town. To shops...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 2

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1807 - 482 pages
...unequal 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....the rain Erects the nap, and leaves a cloudy stain ! Now in contiguous drops the flood comes down, Threatening with deluge this devoted tpwn. To shops...
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The British Essayists, Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...unequal 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....for aid, When dust and rain at once his coat invade? His only coat, where dust, confus'd with rain, Roughen the nap, and leave a mingled stain ? Now in...
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The British Essayists;: Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...wind, fought still for life ; And, wafted with its foe by violent gust, 'T-was doubtful which was Vain, and which was dust. Ah ! where must needy Poet seek...for aid, When dust and rain at once his coat invade? His only coat, where dust, confus'd with rain, Roughen the nap, and leave a mingled stain ? Now in...
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The works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: with notes, historical and ...

Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, John Nichols - 1808
...JOHNSON. And And wafted with its foe by violent gust, Twasdoubtful which was rainand which wasdust.* Ah! where must needy poet seek for aid, When dust and rain at- once his coat invade ? fSole coat ! where dust, cemented by the rain, Erectsf the nap, and leaves a cloudv stain ! Now in...
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1809
...But, aided by the wind, fought still for life ; And, wafted with its foe by violent gust, "I' w as doubtful which was rain, and which was dust. Ah ! where must needy Poet seek for aid, r When dust and rain at once his coat invade ? His only coat, where dust, confus'd with rain, Roughen...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;, Volume 11

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...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....the rain Erects the nap, and leaves a cloudy stain ! Now in contiguous drops the flood comes down, Threatening with deluge this devoted town. To shops...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...strife, But aided by the wind, 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 aid, When dust and ram at once his eoat invade ? Sole coat ! where dust cemented by the rain Erects the nap, and leaves...
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