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" For what other reason have I spent my life in so unprofitable a study ? why am I grown old, in seeking so barren a reward as fame ? The same parts and application, which have made me a poet, might have raised me to any honours of the gown, which are often... "
The Calamities and Quarrels of Authors: With Some Inquiries Respecting Their ... - Page 316
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Examen Poeticum: Being the Third Part of Miscellany Poems, Containing ...

Classical poetry - 1706 - 448 pages
...a Reward . as 'Fame-? The fame Pahs" and Application , which have made me a Poet, might have rais'd me to any Honours of the Gown, which are often given to Men of as little Learning and lefs Honefly than my felf. .No Government has eyer been, or ever can be, wherein Time-fervers and Blockheads...
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The miscellaneous works: containing all his original poems, tales ..., Volume 3

John Dryden, Samuel Derrick - English poetry - 1760
...barren a reward as fame ? The fame parts and application, which have made me a poet, might have railed me to any honours of the gown, which are often given to men of as little learning and lefs honefty than myfelf. No government has ever been, or ever can be, wherein time-fervers and blockheads...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767
...barren a reward as fame? The fame parts and application, which have made me a poet, might have raifed me to any honours of the gown, which are often given to men of as little learning and lefs honefty than myfelf. No government has ever been, or ever can be, wherein time-fervers and blockheads...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 15

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...barrens reward as fame ? The fame parts and application, which have made me a poet, might have raifed me to any honours of the gown, which are often given to men of as little learning and lefs honefty than myfelf. No government has ever been, or ever can be, wherein time-fervers and blockheads...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...barren a reward as fame? The fame parts and application, which have made me a poet, might have raifed me to any honours of the gown, which are often given to men of as little learning and lefs honefty than myfelf. No government has ever been, or ever can be, wherein time-fervers and blockheads...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

English poetry - 1795
...baiTen a reward as fame ? The f*m* pans and application, which have dude tee a poet, might hive raifcd me to any honours of the gown, which are often given to men of a* finle learning and lefs honefly than myfelf. No government has ever been, or ever can be, whereiz...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800
...the world to do it for me. For what other reason have I spent my life in so unprofitable a study ? Why am I grown old in seeking so barren a reward as...of as little learning and less honesty than myself. No government has ever been, or ever can be, wherein timeservers and blockheads will not be uppermost....
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...the world to do it for me. For what other reason have I spent my life in so unprofitable a study ? Why am I grown old in seeking so barren a reward as fame ? The sam& parts and application which have made me a poet, might have raised me to any honours of the gown...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...the world to do it for me. For what other reason have I spent my life in so unprofitable a study ? why am I grown old, in seeking so barren a reward...of as little learning and less honesty than myself. No government has ever been, or ever can be, wherein timeservers and blockheads will not be uppermost....
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 12

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...the world to do it for me. For what other reason have I spent my life in so unprofitable a study ? why am I grown old, in seeking so barren a reward...of as little learning and less honesty than myself. No government has ever been, or ever can be, wherein timeservers and blockheads will not be uppermost....
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