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Censure will blame her breath was ever spent

DMI number:
30210
First Line:
Censure will blame her breath was ever spent
Last Line:
Must live obscure and never merit praise
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Moral
Themes:
Advice / moral precepts
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Author:
John Gay
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extracts from Epistle IV. To the Right Honourable Paul Methuen ('That 'tis encouragement makes Science spread'). Dearing and Beckwith (1974) I: 215-217.
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