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1 WE thought you without titles great,
2 And wealthy with a small estate;
3 While by your humble self alone,
4 You seem unrated and unknown.
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5 But now on fortune's swelling tide
6 High-borne, in all the pomp of pride;
7 Of grandeur vain and fond of pelf,
8 'Tis plain, my lord, you knew yourself.


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    Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM XII.
    Themes: virtue; vice
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22449

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. II. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 237-238. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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