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" I'm out of favour with a certain poet, whom I have admired for the disproportion of him and his attributes. He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. "
The Works of John Earl of Rochester: Containing Poems, on Several Occasions ... - Page 121
by John Wilmot Earl of Rochester - 1714 - 314 pages
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Familiar Letters, Volume 1

English letters - 1705 - 207 pages
...favour with a certain Poet, whom I have ever admir'd , for the difproportion of him and his Attributes : He is a Rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a Hog that could fiddle, or a finding Owl. If he falls upon me at the Blunt, which is his very good Weapon in Wit, I will forgive...
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A Select collection of original letters, Volume 2

English letters - 1755
...favour with a certain Poet, whom I have ever admir'd, for the Difproportion of him and his Attributes : he is a Rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a Hog that could fiddle, or a finging Owl. If he falls upon me at the Blunt, which is his very good Weapon in Wit, I will forgive...
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The complete letter-writer; or, Polite English secretary

English secretary - 1772
...Favour with a certain Poet, whom I have ever admired, for the Difproportion of him and his Attributes. He is a Rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a Hog that could fidcls, or afinging Owl. If he falls upon me at the Blunt, which is his very good Weapon in Wit, I...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - 1800
...of favour with a certain poet, whom I have admired for the disproportion of him and his attributes. He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. If 1 In a newspaper, entitled " Domestiek Intelligence, or News from both City and Country,"...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...of favour with a certain poet, whom I have admired for the disproportion of him and his attributes. He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. If * In a newspaper, entitled " Domestiek Intelligence, or News from both City and Country,"...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...of favour with a certain poet, whom I have admired for the disproportion of him and his attributes. He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. If he falls on me at the blunt, which is his very good weapon in wit, I will forgive him...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1821
...of favour with a certain poet, whom I have admired for the disproportion of him and his attributes. He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. If he falls on me at the blunt, which is his very good weapon in wit, I will forgive him...
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Memoirs of John Dryden

Walter Scott - 1826 - 277 pages
...of favour with a certain poet, whom I have admired for the disproportion of him and his attributes. He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. If he falls on me at the blunt, which is his very good weapon in wit, I will forgive him...
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Memoirs of John Dryden, Volumes 1-2

Walter Scott - 1826
...whom I have admired for the disproportion of him and his attributes. He is a rarity which I cannot hut be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. If he falls on me at the blunt, which is his very good weapon in wit, I will forgive him...
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The miscellaneous prose works of sir Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart [prose, collected]) - 1827
...of favour with a certain poet, whom I have admired for the disproportion of him and his attributes. He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. If he falls on me at the blunt, which is his very good weapon in wit, I will forgive him...
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