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You beat your pate and fancy wit will come

DMI number:
24945
First Line:
You beat your pate and fancy wit will come
Last Line:
Knock as you will there's nobody at home
Poem Genre / Form:
Distich and Epigram
Themes:
Dunces and Wit
Related People
Author:
Alexander Pope
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Twickenham edition VI: 348: possibly by Pope.
Author:
Jonathan Swift
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Swift Poems Project, Y54E ('Doubtfully by Swift')
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First Line:
You beat your pate and fancy wit will come
Last Line:
Knock as you please there's nobody at home
Relationship:
Variant Of
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.110
Poem Title:
CCCLXXX.
Attribution:
By the same.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
Title:
The festoon: a collection of epigrams, ancient and modern [T86181] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.119
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
By Swift.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift