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" Railing in other men may be a crime, But ought to pass for mere instinct in him; Instinct he follows and no farther knows, For to write verse with him is to transprose. 'Twere pity treason at his door to lay, Who makes heaven's gate a lock to its own... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 367
1845
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The Miscellaneous Works: Containing All His Original Poems, Tales ..., Volume 1

John Dryden - 1760
...he follows and no farther knows, For to write verfe with him is to tranfprofe. 'Twere pity treafon at his door to lay, Who makes heaven's gate a lock...to its own key : Let him rail on, let his invective mufe Have four and twenty letters to abufe, Which, if he jumbles to one line of fenfe, Indict him of...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - 1767
...he follows and no farther knows, For to write verfe with him is to tranfprofe. 'Twere pity treafon at his door to lay, Who makes heaven's gate a lock to its own key : Let him rail on, let his inveftive mufe Have four and twenty letters to abufe, Which, if he jumbles to one line of fenfe, Indift...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - 1777
...write verse with him is to transpose. 445 'Twere pity treason at his door to lay, Who makes Heav'n's gate a lock to its own key. Let him rail on ; let his invective muse Have four-and-twenty letters to ahuse, Which if he jumbles to one line of sense, 450 Indict him of a capital...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...he follows and no farther knows, For to write verfe with him is to tranfprofe. 'Twere pity treafon at his door to lay, Who makes heaven's gate a lock to its own key : Let Let him rail on, let his invective Mufe H::ve four and twenty letters to abufe, Which, if he jumbles...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...he follows and no farther knows, For to write verfe with him is to tranfprofe. 'Twere pity treafon at his door to lay, Who makes heaven's gate a lock to its own key i Let Let him rail on, let his invective Mufe Have four and twenty letters to abufe, Which, if he jumbles...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - 1791
...he follows, and no farther knows ; For to write verfe with him is to tranfprofe. Twere pity trcafon at his door to lay, Who makes heaven's gate a lock to its own key : Let him rail on, let his inveftive Mule Have four-and-twcmy letters to abufe ; Which, if he jumbles to one line of fcnfe, Indift...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Dryden. Rochester ...

1793
...write vi-rfe Ģirh him is to tranfprofe. ' Pwcrc pity trcaion at his door to lay. Who mahev heaven'^ gate a lock to its own key : Let him rail on, let his invective Mufe Have four and twenty letters to abufe. Which, if he jumbles to one line of fcnfc, Indi<3 him of...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - 1795
...he follows and no farther knows, For to write verfe with him is to tranfprofe. 'Twere pity treafon at his door to lay, Who makes heaven's gate a lock to its owfl key: Let him rail on, let his invcdive Mufe Have four and twenty letters to abufe, Which, if he...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

1801
...makes Heav'n's gate a lock to its own key. Let him rail on; let his invective muse Have four-and-twenty letters to abuse, Which if he jumbles to one line of sense, 4(4 Indict him of a capital olfence. In fire-works give him leave to vent his spite, Those are the...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 3

Great Britain - 1804
...he follows and no farther knows, For to write verfe with him ¡s to tranfpofe. 'Twere pity treafon at his door to lay, Who makes heaven's gate a lock to its own keju Let him rail on, let his invective Mufe Have four and twenty letters to abufe, Which, if he jumbles...
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