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An EPIGRAM.

1 I Dropt a thing in verse, without a name;
2 I felt no censure, and I gain'd no fame:
3 The public saw the bastard in the cradle,
4 But ne'er enquir'd; so left it to the beadle.
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5 A certain nobleman takes up the child,
6 The real father lay perdue, and smil'd.
7 The public now enlarges every grace,
8 What shining eyes it has! how fair a face!
9 Of parts what symmetry! what strength divine!
10 The noble brat is sure of Pelops' line.

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    Title (in Source Edition): An EPIGRAM.
    Author: Anonymous
    Themes: poetry; literature; writing
    Genres: heroic couplet; epigram
    References: DMI 27772

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. V. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 306-307. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.005)

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