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BOOK III. Ep. 43.

1 Before a swan, behind a crow,
2 Such self-deceit ne'er did I know.
3 Ah! cease your arts death knows you're grey,
4 And spite of all, will keep his day.


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    Title (in Source Edition): BOOK III. Ep. 43.
    Author: John Hoadly
    Themes: fashion; death
    Genres: epigram; imitation; translation; paraphrase
    References: DMI 27752

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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], p. 286. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.005)

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