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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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Chaucer to Burns

William Stebbing - English poetry - 1913 - 426 pages
...with a caress : to the mother, who had watched over his troubled childhood ; and to the physician : Friend to my life, which did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song ; 21 without whose affectionate art and care even his faithful Muse would have been too hard tasked,...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning: Ed., with Introduction ...

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 956 pages
...laws, Imputes to me and my damn'd works the cause: Poor Cornus sees his frantic wife elope, And curses moment travel thither, And see the Children sport upon the shore, song) ! What Drop or Nostrum can this plague remove ? Or which must end me, a fool's wrath or love...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1915 - 854 pages
...Imputes to me and my damned works the cause: Poor Cornus7 sees his frantic wife elope, 25 And curses What supports me, dost thou ask? The conscience,...to have lost them over-plied 10 In Liberty's defen song), What drop or nostrum can this plague remove? Or which must end me, a fool's wrath or love? 30...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 952 pages
...to me and my danin'd works the cause: Poor Cornus sees his Frantic wife elope, And curses Wit aiid # E K@mP$|h: yT [ ]F3 R [P^K<+k 4 p Um <. K G pz . X6+ D 5i.q egVU8z mk song)! What Drop or Nostrum can this plague remove ? Or whirh must end me, a fool's wrath or love ?...
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Selected Poems of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1916 - 160 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? 30...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 828 pages
...Cornus sees his frantic wife elope, 25 And curses wit, and poetry, and Pope. Friend to my life ! 6 ock-row! That's the appropriate country; there, man's thought, 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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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892).

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...Cornus sees his frantic wife elope, 25 And curses wit, and poetry, and Pope. Friend to my life ! 6 battlements that on their restless fronts bore stars" — migh song) 1 Pope's servant 2 a hospital for lunatics * figuratively the abode of poets 4 a place in which...
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - English poetry - 1918 - 412 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...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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Shelburne Essays: With the wits

Paul Elmer More - American literature - 1919 - 336 pages
...body of defeated wits with so fine a charm as in the lines to the genial, much-beloved physician : Friend to my life, which did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song. In comparison with that peaceful bond, of what profit was the long-protracted and in the end...
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With the Wits: Shelburne Essays, Tenth Series, Volume 10

Paul Elmer More - English wit and humor - 1919 - 334 pages
...body of defeated wits with so fine a charm as in the lines to the genial, much-beloved physician: • Friend to my life, which did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song. In comparison with that peaceful bond, of what profit was the long-protracted and in the end...
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