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BOOK VII. Ep. 75.

1 When dukes in town ask thee to dine,
2 To rule their roast, and smack their wine;
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3 Or take thee to their country-seat,
4 To make their dogs, and bless their meat;
5 , dream not on preferment soon,
6 Thou'rt not their friend, but their buffoon.

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Title (in Source Edition): BOOK VII. Ep. 75.
Author: John Hoadly
Themes: food; drink; ambition; high society; court, the
Genres: epigram; imitation; translation; paraphrase
References: DMI 27754

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Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764. A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. V. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 286-287. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.005) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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