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" From threshing corn, he turns to thresh his brains, For which her Majesty allows him grains ; Though 'tis confest, that those who ever saw His poems, think them all not worth a straw. Thrice happy Duck ! employ'd in threshing stubble^ Thy toil is lessen'd,... "
A History of Marlborough College During Fifty Years, from Its Foundation to ... - Page 44
by Arthur Granville Bradley, Arthur Charles Champneys, John Ward Baines - 1893 - 323 pages
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1787
...DUCK, THE THRASHER AND FAVOUB.1TE POET. A QUIB3LING EPIGRAM. Written in the year 1730. THE Thrasher Duck could o'er the Queen prevail; The proverb says, No fence against a flail. From thrashing corn he turns to thrash his brains, For which her Majesty allows him grains ; 4. Tho' 'tis...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 2

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1807 - 451 pages
...following illnatured and jealous Epigram of Swift's. On St. Duck, the Threther and favourite Poet. The Thresher Duck could o'er the "Queen prevail, The proverb says, " no proof against a flail." Trom threshing corn, he turns to thresh his brainc, Tor which her Majesty allows...
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W. Gardiner - 1808 - 14 pages
...with his Life, 8ro. sewed, 3s'. 1763 Swift was piqued at Queen Caroline's notice of Duck, and says, " The Thresher Duck could o'er the Queen prevail, The proverb says, ' no fence aguintt a Jiail," The Life was written by Spence. 674 Drayton's Polyolbion, front, maps, and a remarkably...
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Lansdowne, Yalden, Tickell, Hammond, Somervile, Savage, Swift

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...English de.nn is haug'd up for a rape. OX S Dl'CK. THE THRESHER AND FAVOURITE POET. A QUIBBLINC EFIGEAM. THE thresher Duck could o'er the queen prevail ; The proverb says, no fence ugainat a flail. Fnirn thmhin% corn he turns to thresh his brains ; For which her majesty allows him...
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Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons, from ..., Volume 3

James Caulfield - Celebrities - 1820
...one of his splenetic humours, wrote the following quibbling epigram on the occasion ;— The thrasher Duck could o'er the Queen prevail; The proverb says, " No fence against a flail." From thrashing corn he turns to thrash his brains, For which her Majesty allows him grains. 209 ętow AN...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...STEPHEN DUCK, THE THRASHER AND FAVOURITE POET. ^ fljuibfilmg •Epigram. 1730. THE Thrasher Duck'could o'er the queen prevail ; The proverb says, ' No fence against a flail.' From thrashing corn he turns to thrash his brains, For which her majesty allows him grains ; Though 'tis...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...STEPHEN DUCK, THE THRASHER AND FAVOURITE POET. •a flJutiWins lEpigram. 1730. THE Thrasher Duck'could o'er the queen prevail ; The proverb says, ' No fence against a flail.' Trom^ thrashing corn he turns to thrash his brains, For which her majesty allows him grains ; Though...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 11

Anecdotes - 1826
...gave rise to the following ill-natured Epigram by Swift. On St. Duck the Thresher and favourite Poet. The Thresher Duck could o'er the Queen prevail; The proverb says, " no proof against a flail." From threshing corn, he turns to thresh his brains. For which her majesty allows...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 9

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...was wont to fly, The poultry there will seem around to stand, Waiting upon her charitable hand. Guy. / Swift. FLAILS consist of the following parts : 1 . The hand-staff, or piece held in the thresher's...
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - Anecdotes - 1832
...being the 'Thresher Parson.' This gave Swift occasion to write the following quibbling epigram : 4 The thresher Duck could o'er the queen prevail ; The proverb says — " No fence against a flau." From threshing corn, he turns to thresh his brains, For which her majesty allows him grains...
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