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" In thy felonious heart tho' venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen iambics, but mild anagram. Leave writing plays, and choose for thy command Some peaceful province in acrostic land. There... "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ... - Page 440
by John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - 1777
...Anagram. Leave writing Plays, and chuse for thy command Some peaceful province in Acrostic land : 206 There thou may'st wings display, and altars raise,...poor word ten thousand ways : Or if thou would'st thy diff'rent talents suit, Set thy own songs, and sing them to thy lute. 210 He said ; hut his last words...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

1801
...felonious heart though venom lies, It does but-lone!) thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not lo purchase fame In keen Iambics, but mild Anagram. Leave writing Plays, and chuse for thy command Some peaceful province in Acrostic land : There thou may'st wings display, and...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...the poem is written. AcHo'httcn.aJJ. i. That relates to an acrpstick. a. That contains acvosticks. . Leave writing plays, and choose for thy command Some peaceful province in acrastici land : There thou may's! wings display.and altars raise, And torture one poor word ten thousand...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...thy felonious heart, though venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen Iambics, but mild...Some peaceful province in Acrostic land : There thou may's! wings display, and altars raise, And torture one poor word ten thousand ways: Or if thou wonld'st...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 21

John Bell - 1807
...thy felonious heart though venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen Iambics, but mild Anagram. Leave writing Plays, and chuse for thy command Some peaceful province in Acrostic land: There thou inay'st wings display, and...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Collated with the Best Editions:

John Dryden, Thomas Park - 1808
...does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genins calls thee not to purchase fame In keen Iamhies, but mild Anagram. Leave writing Plays, and choose...command Some peaceful province in Acrostic land : There thon may'st wings display, and altars raise, And torture one poor word ten thousand ways: Or if thou...
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The Works of John Dryden,: Religio laici, or a Layman's Faith, an epistle ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
...I^ea-ce writing plays, and chusefur thy command, Some peaceful province in Acrostic land. There tkou may'st wings display, and altars raise, And torture one poor word ten thousand ways. P. 440. Among other efforts of gentle dulness, may be noticed the singular fashion which prevailed...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 10

John Dryden - 1808
...ploys, and chusefor thy command, Some peaceful province in Acrostic land. There thou may'st icings display, and altars raise, And torture one poor word ten thousand ways. P. 440. Among other efforts of gentle dulness, may be noticed the singular fashion which prevailed...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809
...writing plays, and choose fur thy command Some peaceful province in Acrostic land. There thou mnjst wings display, and altars raise, And torture one poor word ten thousand ways. Or, if thou wtmldst thy din 'rent talents suit, Set thy <i n songs, and sing them to tlivlote He said -, but...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - 1809
...In thy felonious heart though \enom lies It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls imus chooseforthy command Some peaceful province in Acrostic land. There thou may'st wings display, and...
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