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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Hindmost
 
The race by vigour, not by vaunts is won,
So take the hindmost h——, he said, and run.
        Pope.—The Dunciad, Book II. Line 60.
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Then horn for horn they stretch an’ strive,
Deil tak’ the hindmost! on they drive,
Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyve
        Are bent like drums.
        Burns.—To a Haggis, Verse 4.
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