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" Friend to my life, (which did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song) What drop or nostrum can this plague remove? "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Satires, &c - Page 5
by Alexander Pope - 1751
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The Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introductory Observations

George Croly - English poetry - 1854 - 426 pages
...laws, Imputes to me and my damned works the cause : Poor Cornus sees his frantic wife elope, And curses wit, and poetry, and Pope. Friend to my life, which did not you prolong, The iV' irlil had wanted many an idle song, POPE. What drop or nostrum can this plague remove ? Or which...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1856 - 352 pages
...laws, Imputes to me and my danm'd works the cause : Poor Cornus sees his frantic wife elope, And curses wit, and poetry, and Pope. Friend to my life ! (which...not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song) What drop or nostrum can this plague remove 1 Or which must end me, a fool's wrath or lore 1...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1856 - 356 pages
...laws, Imputes to me and my damn'd works the cause : Poor Cornus sees his frantic wife elope, And curses wit, and poetry, and Pope. Friend to my life ! (which...not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song) What drop or nostrum can this plague remove ? Or which must end me, a fool's wrath or love ?...
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The Works of Alexander Pope ...

Alexander Pope - 1856 - 512 pages
...damned works the cause '• Poor Cornus sees his frantic wife elope, And curses wit, and poetry, ai;d Pope. Friend to my life! (which, did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song,) What drop or nostrum can this plague remove? Or which must end me, a fool's wrath or love? A...
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Lectures and Addresses in Aid of Popular Education; Including a Lecture on ...

George William Frederick Howard Earl of Carlisle - Continuing education - 1856 - 636 pages
...your last." How beautiful is the couplet to Dr. Arbuthnot, his physician and friend — " Friend of my life ! which did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song." How ingenious that to the famous Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, on being desired to...
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Modern English Literature: Its Blemishes and Defects

Henry Hegart Breen - English language - 1857 - 358 pages
...occurs in Pope's " Prologue to the Satires," where, speaking of Dr. Arbuthnot, he says:— " Friend of my life (which did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song)." The thought in the second line being adopted from this couplet in Dryden's "Absalom and Achitophel:"—...
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Curiosities of Literature: And, The Literary Character Illustrated

Isaac Disraeli - American literature - 1857 - 524 pages
...equal **ky and felicity he adopted it, in addressing hie friend DrArtwthnot, 'Fnend of my life which did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song ! has prefixed to his Letters a tedious poem, writlea in ihe taste of the times, and he there...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 2

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1858 - 574 pages
...when with equal modesty and felicity he adopted it in addressing his friend Dr. Arbuthnot. Friend of my life ; which did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle tongl Howell has prefixed to his Letters a tedious poem, written in the taste of the times, and he...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1859 - 384 pages
...laws, Imputes to me and my damn'd works the cause : Poor Cornus sees his frantic wife elope, And curses wit, and poetry, and Pope. Friend to my life, (which...not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song) "WTiat drop or nostrum can this plague remove ? Or which must end me, a fool's wrath or love...
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Beautiful poetry, selected by the ed. of The Critic, Volume 6

Beautiful poetry - 1859 - 416 pages
...laws, Imputes to me and my damn'd works the cause : Poor Cornus sees his frantic wife elope, And curses wit, and poetry, and Pope. Friend to my life! (which...not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song,) What drop or nostrum can this plague remove ? Or which must end me, a fool's wrath or love ?...
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