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Seeming devotion does but gild the knave

DMI number:
30071
First Line:
Seeming devotion does but gild the knave
Last Line:
It makes the hero like an angel shine
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Virtue / vice[hypocrisy]
Related People
Author:
Edmund Waller
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from Some verse of an impefect copy designed for a friend on his translations of Ovid's 'Fasti'' ('Rome 's holy-days you tell, as if a guest'). Chalmers (1810) VIII: 82.
Content/Publication
Title:
A collection of poems for reading and repetition selected from the most celebrated British poets [ESTC T119516] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.51
Poem Title:
Hypocrisy
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed