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Friend by my soul the devil's in thy quill

DMI number:
3595
First Line:
Friend by my soul the devil's in thy quill
Last Line:
Or thou the man for whom he judges thee
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Epigram, and Topical satire
Themes:
Critics / criticism, Dunces, and Poetry / literature / writing
Related People
Author:
Sir Richard Blackmore
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
The vol. was a response in favour of B, though most would only go as far as 'his supporters Discommendatory Verses' (ODNB), rather than attribute them to B himself.
Content/Publication
Title:
Discommendatory verses on those which are truly commendatory on the author of the two Arthurs [R29732]
Page No(s):
p.12
Poem Title:
To the same, occasion'd by the verse which reflects on Dr. Gibbons, (viz.) He will his health to Mirmil's care resign
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed