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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
John Wolcot. (1738–1819)
 
 
1
    What rage for fame attends both great and small!
Better be damned than mentioned not at all.
          To the Royal Academicians.
2
    No, let the monarch’s bags and others hold
The flattering, mighty, nay, al-mighty gold. 1
          To Kien Long. Ode iv.
3
    Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt,
And every grin so merry draws one out.
          Expostulatory Odes. Ode xv.
4
    A fellow in a market town,
Most musical, cried razors up and down.
          Farewell Odes. Ode iii.
 
Note 1.
See Jonson, Quotation 15. [back]
 

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