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A scanty fortune clips the wings of fame

DMI number:
29813
First Line:
A scanty fortune clips the wings of fame
Last Line:
And wit in rags is turned to ridicule
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Extract / snippet from longer work, and Composite poem
Themes:
Advice / moral precepts and Fame
Related People
Author:
John Dryden
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Includes lines from 'Third Satire of Juvenal'; Calif. IV (1974): 127.
Author:
Thomas Parnell
Confidence:
Confident (50%)
Comments:
Includes lines from Epigram ('The greatest Gifts that Nature does bestow'). Rawson and Lock (1989): 329-330; 'should perhaps be regarded as to some extent doubtfully TP's' (596).
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Grieved though I am an ancient friend to lose
Last Line:
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Relationship:
Extract Of/Extracted In
Comments:
First Line:
The greatest gifts that nature does bestow
Last Line:
It dies in rags and scarce deserves a name
Relationship:
Extract Of/Extracted In
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
A collection of poems for reading and repetition selected from the most celebrated British poets [ESTC T119516] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.32
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed