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1 TOM thought a wild profusion great:
2 And therefore spent his whole estate:
3 Will thinks the wealthy are ador'd,
4 And gleans what misers blush to hoard.
5 Their passion, merit, fate the same,
6 They thirst and starve alike for fame.


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    Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM XIV.
    Themes: fame; money; wealth; scandal; notoriety
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22451

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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], p. 238. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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