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In merry old England it once was a rule

DMI number:
2756
Poem Aliases
Pope. On Cibber.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
In merry old England it once was a rule
Last Line:
That Cibber can serve for both fool and for poet
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Epigram
Themes:
Dunces
Related People
Author:
Alexander Pope
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Twickenham edition VI: 302: probably by Pope.
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First Line:
In merry old England it once was a rule
Last Line:
That C----r can serve both for fool and for poet
Relationship:
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Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
A collection of select epigrams in which are many originals never before printed by the most eminent hands [T124651]
Page No(s):
p.8
Poem Title:
XXII. British Oeconomy.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Certain Epigrams in Laud and Praise of the Gentlemen of the Dunciad [T28995] [ecco]
Page No(s):
p.8
Poem Title:
Or, more familiarly.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed