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If wit as thou art told is a disease

DMI number:
3622
First Line:
If wit as thou art told is a disease
Last Line:
He cannot purge off humours where are none
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Epigram
Themes:
Dunces
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.
Author:
Thomas Brown
Confidence:
Confident (50%)
Comments:
Probable variant of 'To a Famous Doctor and Poet at Sadlers-hall.' Brown (1715) IV: 89.
Related Poems
First Line:
If wit as we are told be a disease
Last Line:
Tis from his pen the grand elixir flows
Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
Discommendatory verses on those which are truly commendatory on the author of the two Arthurs [R29732]
Page No(s):
p.23
Poem Title:
To the Infamous Poetastor at Will's Coffee-House.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed