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That silly thing men call sheer wit avoid

DMI number:
10469
Poem Aliases
Buckingham. Essay on poetry.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
That silly thing men call sheer wit avoid
Last Line:
To turn agreeably some proper thought
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Wit
Related People
Author:
John Sheffield
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract w. variants from An essay on poetry. Chalmers (1810) X: 91-94.
Content/Publication
Title:
The art of poetry made easy, [...]: being the seventh volume of the Circle of the sciences [T120153]
Page No(s):
p.177
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
The Duke of Buckinghamshire
Attributed To:
John Sheffield
Title:
The art of poetry on a new plan [vol 2] [ESTC T56146] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.163
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
The Duke of Buckinghamshire
Attributed To:
John Sheffield