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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Mason. (1724–1797)
 
4263
    The fattest hog in Epicurus’ sty. 1
          Heroic Epistle.
 
Richard Gifford. (1725–1807)
 
4264
    Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound;
  She feels no biting pang the while she sings;
Nor, as she turns the giddy wheel around, 2
  Revolves the sad vicissitudes of things. 3
          Contemplation.
 
Arthur Murphy. (1727–1805)
 
4265
    Thus far we run before the wind.
          The Apprentice. Act v. Sc. 1.
4266
    Above the vulgar flight of common souls.
          Zenobia. Act v.
4267
    Picked up his crumbs.
          The Upholsterer. Act i.
 
Jane Elliott. (1727–1805)
 
4268
    The flowers of the forest are a’ wide awae. 4
          The Flowers of the Forest.
 
Note 1.
Me pinguem et nitidum bene curata cute vises,
…Epicuri de grege porcum
(You may see me, fat and shining, with well-cared for hide,—…a hog from Epicurus’ herd).—Horace: Epistolæ, lib. i. iv. 15, 16. [back]
Note 2.
Thus altered by Johnson,—
All at her work the village maiden sings,
Nor, while she turns the giddy wheel around. [back]
Note 3.
See Sterne, Quotation 11. [back]
Note 4.
This line appears in the “Flowers of the Forest,” part second, a later poem by Mrs. Cockburn. See Dyce’s “Specimens of British Poetesses,” p. 374. [back]
 

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