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" But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again: And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was... "
Hudibras: In Three Parts, Written in the Time of the Late Wars - Page 19
by Samuel Butler - 1744 - 424 lehte
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The Retrospective Review, 2. köide

1820 - 404 lehte
...horoscopy, astrology, And was old dog at physiology : But, as a dog that turns the spit, Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again ; And still he's in the self-same place, Where at his setting out he was : So, in the circle of the arts,...
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William Lilly's History of His Life and Times from the Year 1602 to 1681

William Lilly - 1822 - 310 lehte
...horoscopy, astrology, And was old dog at physiology : But, as a dog that turns the spit, Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again ; And still he's in the self-same place, Where at his setting out he was : So, in the circle of tho arts,...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822 - 314 lehte
...unlicensed. Booker was their astrological agent. But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again. And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts Did...
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Slang: A Dictionary of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, the Pit, Or Bon-ton ...

John Badcock - 1823 - 222 lehte
...and hit off the contrivance of 1821, "to a 'tee: " Just as a dag, that turns a spit, Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel; but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again ; And still he's in the self. same place Where at his setting out he was." Round-betting — (Turf.) Those...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 1062 lehte
...horoscopy, astrology, And was old dog at physiology ; But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, g fire, Yet unconsum'd. Before the gates there sat On either side a formidable shape; The one see still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts Did...
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The modern Athens, a dissection and demonstration of men and things in the ...

Robert Mudie - 1825 - 722 lehte
...nightly bowl. CHAPTER VII. LEARNING OF THE ATHENS. " As a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet, To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he's in the self-same place, Where, at his setting out, he was; So, in the circle of the arts,...
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The Retrospective Review, 2. köide

1820 - 406 lehte
...horoscopy, astrology, And was old dog at physiology : But, as a dog that turns the spit, Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again ; And still he's in the self-same place, Where at his settin'g out he was : So, in the circle of the arts,...
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The Modern Athens: A Dissection and Demonstration of Men and Things in the ...

Robert Mudie - 1825 - 336 lehte
...nightly bowl. CHAPTER VII. LEARNING OF THE ATHENS. " As a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet, To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he's in the self-same place, Where, at his setting out, he was; So, in the circle of the arts,...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - 1825 - 600 lehte
...old dog at physiology ; But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To elimb ly delight In mumbling of the game they dare not bite. Eternal smiles still he's in the self-same plaee Where at his setting out he was ; So in the eú/ele of the arts Did...
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., 4. köide

Thomas Curtis - 1829 - 832 lehte
...earth, all-bearing mother, yields, She gathers. Id. But, as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, \ Hudikras. What aileth them, that they must needs h-jtir themselves to get in air, to maintain the creature's...
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