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

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Methuen, 1903
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Page 156 - 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 157 - 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 185 - 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.
Page v - I was called upon to separate the works written by me, as the Biographer of DR. SYNTAX, from those which have been palmed upon the public by others, who have pilfered that title. I have submitted to this opinion, though my eightieth year is approaching, and have written this book. The FIRST TOUR OF DR.

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