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BOOK IV. Ep. 78.

1 With lace bedizen'd comes the man,
2 And I must dine with lady Anne.
3 A silver service loads the board,
4 Of eatables a slender hoard.
5 "Your pride, and not your victuals spare;
6 "I came to dine, and not to stare.

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    Title (in Source Edition): BOOK IV. Ep. 78.
    Author: John Hoadly
    Themes: food; drink; money; wealth
    Genres: epigram; imitation; translation; paraphrase
    References: DMI 27753

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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) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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