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Lines

Samuel Johnson 1709 (Lichfield) – 1784 (London)

Written in Ridicule of Certain Poems
{of Thomas Warton} Published in 1777.

Wheresoe'er I turn my view,
All is strange, yet nothing new;
Endless labour all along,
Endless labour to be wrong;
Phrase that time has flung away,
Uncouth words in disarray,
Trick'd in antique ruff and bonnet,
Ode, and elegy, and sonnet.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Samuel Johnson

The Reverend Doctor Samuel Johnson was a clergyman, educator, and philosopher in colonial British North America. more…

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