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A poem's life and death dependeth still

DMI number:
17212
First Line:
A poem's life and death dependeth still
Last Line:
Not on the poet's wit but reader's will
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Books[Readers] and Poetry / literature / writing
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Author:
Alexander Brome
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from To a lady, desiring the copy of a song ('Madam | You are a poetess tis true'). Chalmers (1810) VI: 679-680.