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John Wolcot (1738 – 1819)


English satirist who wrote under the nom-de-plume of "Peter Pindar".
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John Wolcot
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt,
And every grin so merry draws one out.
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People may have too much of a good thing:
Full as an egg of wisdom thus I sing.
Wolcot
No, let the monarch’s bags and others hold
The flattering, mighty, nay, al-mighty gold.




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What rage for fame attends both great and small!
Better be damned than mentioned not at all.
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A fellow in a market town,
Most musical, cried razors up and down.
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