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" There dwelt a Citizen of sober fame, A plain good man, and Balaam was his name ; Religious, punctual, frugal, and so forth; His word would pass for more than he was worth. "
The Brighton gleaner; or, General repository of literary selections, general ... - Page 252
1822
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Baynham's Elocution, select readings

George Walter Baynham - 1883
...Ore of London of 1666, with an inscription importing that city to have been burned by the papists.] Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully, lifts the head, and lies ; There dwelt a citizen of sober fame, A plain good man, and Balaam was his name ; Religious, punctual,...
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A Concise English History

W. M. Lupton - Great Britain - 1883 - 385 pages
...The inscription on the Monument unjustly ascribed the fire to the Papists. But we can say with Pope, Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully, lifts the head and lies. The inscription on the monument was erased, by order of the Common Council, January 26, 1831. In 1667...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...mark the marble with his name. Line 2j. In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half hung. Line 299. Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully, lifts the head and lies. Line aaa. Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, And though no science, fairly worth the seven....
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1883
...Monnmout, cut in 1681, erased under James IL, e-ctit under William III., and finally erased in 1831. " Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully lifts the head and lies." (•• On the Use of Biches.") And more particularly yet ; that which is called the great trespass...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1883 - 761 pages
...thirty-one Except the second month alone. 3316 Common in Chester County, Pa., among tht Friends. MONUMENT. Where London's column, pointing at the skies Like a tall bully, lifts the head, and lies. 3317 Pope : Moral Essays. Epis. iU. Line 339. The mossy marbles rest Ou the lips that he has prest...
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The Roxburghe Ballads, Volume 2, Part 1

Ballads, English - 1883
...introducing Popery and Slavery." Well might Alexander Pope denounce it in " Sir Balaam " (Epistle iii.) : Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall Bully, lifts the head and lies. [Roiburghe Collection, II. Ill ; Pepys, III. 128; Donee, No. 65 *r*>.} Dumb a*. , no, not 3!; 3Tle...
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A Shakespearian Grammar: An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences ...

Edwin Abbott Abbott - Education - 1883 - 511 pages
...of its, even in the eighteenth century, .Tided the adoption of the French idiom "lever la tete." " Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully lifts //&? head and lies." POPE, Moral Essays, iii. 340. '• //-selfe " is found referring to " who." (See...
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Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1890
...afterwards (1734)3 inscribed to Lord Cobhau1 his 1 Moral Essays, Epist. HI. Aid. P. vol. ii. p. 125. a " Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully, lifts the head and lies." Ibid. p. 130. Alluding to an inscription (long ago removed) attributing the Fire of London to the Catholics....
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London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions, Volume 1

Henry Benjamin Wheatley - London (England) - 1891
...edifices, 13,200 dwelling-houses, and 460 streets." The inscription, which caused Pope to write — Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully, lifts the head and lies, was set up in 1681, during the period of terror caused by the false swearing of Titus Oates and his...
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London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions, Volume 2

Henry Benjamin Wheatley - London (England) - 1891
...extirpating the Protestant Religion and old English Liberty, and introducing Popery and Slavery." 2 Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully, lifts the head and lies.—POPE. 1 Ned Ward has given a humorous account into Plate VI. of his " Industry and of the monument...
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