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... Their judgment mends the plan their fancy draws , The event presages , and explores the cause ; The soft returns of gratitude they know , By fraud elude ...
II So Tongue was the lawyer , and argued the cause With a great deal of skill , and a wig full of learning , While Chief Baron Ear sat to balance the laws ...
90 95 With all these hideous howlings to the skies , I could be much composed , nor should appear , For such a cause , to feel the slightest fear .
... seem by tongue Of demons uttered , from whatever lungs , Sounds are but sounds , and till the cause appear , We have at least commodious standing here .
15 To poets of renown in song The nymphs referred the cause , Who , strange to tell , all judged it wrong , And gave misplaced applause .
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review