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" Death hath broke his girt, And here, alas! hath laid him in the dirt: Or else the ways being foul, twenty to one, He's here stuck in a slough, and overthrown. ' Twas such a shifter, that, if truth were known, Death was half glad when he had got him down;... "
Playford's Soham Magazine, and Friendly Monitor - Page 174
1847
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Paradise regain'd, a poem. To which is added Samson agonistes; and Poems ...

John Milton - 1747
...vacancy ^ bting forbid to go to London, by reafon of the Plague. HERE lies old Hotfon, Death liath broke his girt, And here, Alas ! hath laid him in the dirt; Or elfe the ways being foul, twenty to one He's here ftuck in a flough, and overthrown. 'Twas fuch a fliifter,...
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Select and Remarkable Epitaphs on Illustrious and Other Persons ..., Volume 2

John Hackett - Epitaphs - 1757 - 288 pages
...the Time of his Vacancy, being forbid to go to Londvn, by reafon of the Plague. Here lies old Hobjon, Death hath broke his Girt, And here, alas ! hath laid him in the Dirt, Or elfe the Ways being foul, twenty to one, He's here fluck in.a Slough, and overthrown. 'Twas fuch a...
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The Works of the English Poets: Milton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...time of his vacancy, being forbid to go to London, by reafon of the plague. TT ERE lies old Hobfon; Death hath broke his girt, •*• •* And here, alas, hath laid him in the dirt, Or elfe, the ways being foul, twenty to one, He 's here rtuck in a flough, and overthrown. 'Twas fuch...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 5, Page 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...time of his vacancy, being forbid to go to London, by reafon of the plague. T_J ERE lies old Hobfon; Death hath broke his girt, •*••*• And here, alas, hath laid him in the dirt, Or elfe, the ways being foul, twenty to one, He 's here ituck in a flough, and overthrown. Twas fuch a...
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The Works of the English Poets: Milton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...vacancy, being forbid to go to London, by reafon of the plague. HERE lies old Hobfon ; Death hr th broke his girt, And here, alas, hath laid him in the dirt, Or elfe, the ways being foul, twenty to one, He 's here Ituck in a (lough, and overthrown. 'Twas fuch...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...his vacancy, being forbid to go to London, by rcafon of the plague. HERE lies old Hobfon ; Death h?th broke his girt, And here, alas, hath laid him in the dirt, Or elfe, the ways being foul, twenty to one, He 's here (tuck in a flough, and overthrown. 'Twas fuch...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin

John Milton - Poetry - 1785 - 620 pages
...being forbid to go to London, by reafon of the plague. TTERE lies old Hobfon j Death hath broke A JL his girt, And here alas, hath laid him in the dirt, Or elfe the ways being foul, twenty to one, He's here ftuck in a flough, and overthrown. 'Twas fuch a...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...-wboftckenedinthetimeofbis vacaney,heing forbidto go toLondon,l!y reafon oftheflagae. MERE lies old IToblbn; Death hath broke his girt, And here alas, hath laid him in the dirt, Or elfe the ways being foul, twenty to one, He's here ftuck in a flough, and overthrown. 'Twas fuch a...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790
...the time of his vacancy, being forbid to go to London, by reafon of the plague. HERE lies old Hobfon; Death hath broke his girt, And here, alas, hath laid him in the dirt, Or elfe, the ways being foul, twenty to one, He's here ftuck in a flough, and overthrown. 'Twas fuch a...
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The New Wonderful Museum, and Extraordinary Magazine: Being a Complete ...

William Granger - Characters and characteristics - 1802
...Time of his Va. 'fancy, bn-ig forbid to go to London, by reafon nf the Plague. HERE lies old Hobfon; Death hath broke his girt, And here, alas, hath laid him in the dirt j Or elfe the ways being foul, twenty to one, He's here ftuck in a flough and overthrown. 'Twas fuch...
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