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On the Same Person.

1 While faster than his costive Brain indites,
2 Philo's quick Hand in flowing Letters writes;
3 His Case appears to Me like honest Teague's,
4 When he was run away with, by his Legs.
5 Phoebus, give Philo o'er Himself Command;
6 Quicken his Senses, or restrain His Hand.
7 Let Him be kept from Paper, Pen, and Ink:
8 So may He cease to Write, and learn to Think.


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Title (in Source Edition): On the Same Person.
Author: Matthew Prior
Genres: epigram

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Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721. Poems on Several Occasions [English poems only]. London: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and JOHN BARBER upon Lambeth-Hill. MDCCXVIII., 1718, p. 199. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [H 6.8 Art.].)

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