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" In merry old England it once was a rule, The King had his Poet, and also his Fool : But now we're so frugal, I'd have you to know it, That Cibber can serve both for Fool and for Poet. "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. in Six Volumes Complete: The dunciad, in ... - Page 80
by Alexander Pope - 1787
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Select Proverbs, Italian, Spanish, French, English, Scotish, British, &c ...

John Mapletoft - Proverbs - 1707 - 126 pages
...Death. T Btowtf. * This may 6f an indelicate Epigram, lut it it a very gtod tne. XXII. BRITISH Oeconomy. IN merry old England it once was a Rule, The King had his Poet, and alfo his Fool : But now we're Co frugal, I'd have you to know it, Poor Cibber mull ferve both for Fool and for Poet. W XXIII. Written...
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The Dunciad: With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus. Written ...

Alexander Pope - 1735 - 263 pages
...England it once was a rule, The King bad his poet, and alfo his foal : But now we're fo frugal, Vd have you to know it, That Cibber can ferve both for fool and for poet. IMITATIONS. V. 3i5 — Like Semeles— ] See Ovid, Met. 3. V. 3i7. This, this is be, foretold by ancient...
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A Letter from Mr. Cibber, to Mr. Pope,: Inquiring Into the Motives that ...

Colley Cibber - Actors - 1742 - 66 pages
...Cibber, in the Year " 1730, on which was made the following " Epigram." (May I not believe by yourfelf?) In merry Old England, it once was a, Rule, The King...That Cibber can ferve both for Fool and for Poet. Ay, marry Sir! here you foufe me with a Witnefs! This is a Triumph indeed! I can hardly help laughing...
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Verses Occasioned by Mr. Warburton's Late Edition of Mr. Pope's Works

1751 - 24 pages
...potent drop let this but Ihed ; And every rogue that flunk alive, Becomes a precious mummy dead. III. IN merry old England it once was a rule, The King...now we're fo frugal, I'd have you to know it, That Gibber can ferve both for Fool and for Poet. IV. WHILE malice, POPE, denies thy page It's own celeftial...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: The Dunciad

Alexander Pope - 1751
...refer d. During two whole years while Mr. Pope ' . ••. . . • t , NOTES. In merry old England k once was a rule, The King had his Poet, and alfo his...now we're fo frugal, I'd have you to know it, , That Gibber can ferve both for Fool and for Poet. Of Blackmore, fee Book U. Of Philips, Book i. ifr 262,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: The Dunciad

Alexander Pope - 1752
...Dennis rage. jo<? REMARKS. and is further ftrengthened in the following Epigram, made on that occafion : In merry old England it once was a rule, The King...now we're fo frugal, I'd have you to know it, That Gibber can fen e both for Fool and for Poet. Of Blackmore, fee Book ii. Of Philips, Book i. ^ 262....
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1754
...Succeflbr, Mr. Cibber ; and is further ftrengthened in the following Epigram made on that occafion : Jn merry old England it once was a rule, The King had his Poet, and alfo his Fool : • But how we're fo frugal, I'd have you to know it, That Cibber can ferve both for Fool and for Poet. OF...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: The Dunciad, in four books

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1757
...Succeflbr, Mr. Cibber ; and is further ftrengthened in the following Epigram made on that occafion : Jn merry old England it once was a rule, The King had...for Fool and for Poet. Of Blackmore, fee Book ii. Of Philip!, Booki. ver. z6z. and Book iii. profcfin. Nahum Tate was Poet Laureate, a cold writer, of no...
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The Dunciad, in four books

Alexander Pope - 1757
...fucceflbr, Mr. Cib-1 ber ; and is further ftrengthened in the following Epigram, made on that occafion : Jn merry Old England it once was a rule, • The King...That Cibber can ferve both for Fool and for Poet. OfBlackmore, fee Book ii. Of Philips. Book i. ver. 262. and Book iii. prop 'e Jin. Nahum Tate was Poet...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1760
...fuccefTor, Mr. Gibber ; and is further ftrengthened in the following Epigram, made" on that occafion : *' In merry Old England it once was a rule, ' The King...Of Blackmore, fee Book ii. Of Philips, Book i. ver. ^6^. and Book 'iu.propefn. NahumTate was Poet Laureate, a cold writer of no invention ; but fometimes...
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