The Tour of Doctor Syntax ...: The second tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of consolation

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Page 146 - The ploughshare's annual toil assign'd : Some at the sounding anvil glow: Some the swift-sliding shuttle throw; Some, studious of the wind and tide, From pole to pole our commerce guide: Some (taught by industry) impart With hands and feet the works of art; * Barrow.
Page 147 - From virtue and unblemish'd fame. By birth the name alone descends ,Your honour on yourself depends : Think not your coronet can hide Assuming ignorance and pride. Learning by study must be won-; 'Twas ne'er entail'd from son to son.
Page 171 - And you will think, perhaps, my aim " Has been content with vulgar fame, " When it has been my highest boast, " To ride the best, and drink the most ; " To guide the hounds with matchless grace, " To be the leader of the chace, " And, when 'twas over, to be able " To lay my guests beneath the table, " While I with no unsteady head, " Could walk unstagg'ring to my bed, " Laugh at a milk-sop's wimp'ring sorrow, " Nor feel a head-ach on the morrow.

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