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Time was when poets played through the game

DMI number:
31246
First Line:
Time was when poets played through the game
Last Line:
That verse and virtue are their own reward
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Extract / snippet from longer work, and Satire
Themes:
Poetry / literature / writing
Related People
Author:
William Whitehead
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract w. variants from 'A Charge to the Poets' ('Time was when poets play'd the thorough game'). Chalmers (1810) XVII: 231-234. Forster (1980): 70.
Content/Publication
Title:
A collection of the most esteemed pieces of poetry [T124631] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.125-129
Poem Title:
Extracted From Mr. W. Whitehead's Charge to the Poets.
Attribution:
Mr. W. Whitehead
Attributed To:
William Whitehead