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Tis true my lord I gave my word

DMI number:
25754
Poem Aliases
Horace. Epistles. Book 1 Epistle 7.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
Pope. Seventh epistle of the first book of Horace.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
Tis true my lord I gave my word
Last Line:
But you may read it I stop short
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Epistle, Extract / snippet from longer work, and Imitation / translation / paraphrase
Themes:
Money / wealth, Patronage, and The happy man / contentment
Related People
Author:
Alexander Pope
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Seventh epistle of the first book of Horace. Twickenham edition IV.
Author:
Jonathan Swift
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Not considered by Swift Poems Project - attribution is here because Pope quotes from Swift's imitation of Horace I.7 at the end; in other versions the whole poem is included (see T52758).
Translated from:
Horace
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Related Poems
First Line:
Tis true my lord I gave my word
Last Line:
Pray leave me where you found me first
Relationship:
Variant Of
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Content/Publication
Title:
The Works of Horace in English by Several Hands [Vol 2] [T52759] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
pp.381-384
Poem Title:
The Same Epistle Imitated.
Attribution:
By Mr. Pope and Dr. Swift.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
Jonathan Swift