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" Here, early to bed, lies kind WILLIAM MAGINN, Who, with genius, wit, learning, life's trophies to win, Had neither great lord nor rich cit of his kin, Nor discretion to set himself up as to tin ; So, his portion soon spent — like the poor heir of Lynn... "
The West of Scotland in History: Being Brief Notes Concerning Events, Family ... - Page 115
by Joseph Irving - 1885 - 359 pages
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Epitaphs, or, Church-yard gleanings, collected by Old Mortality, jun

Epitaphs - 1875
...posterity on earth, And I rest in Heaven. Finis. On Dr. Maginn, in Waltham-on-Thames Churchyard : — Here, early to bed, lies kind William Maginn, Who,...portion soon spent, like the poor heir of Lynn, He turned author, ere yet there was beard on his chin ; And whoever was out, or whoever was in, For your...
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - Anecdotes - 1883
...his friend, John. G. Lockhart : WALTON-ON-THAMES, AUGUST 1842. Here, early to bed, liée kind WILLIAM Who, with genius, wit, learning, life's trophies to...portion soon spent — like the poor heir of Lynn — He turned author ere yet there was beard on his chin, And, whoever was out, or whoever was in, For your...
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Poetical Ingenuities and Eccentricities

William T. Dobson - Alliteration - 1882 - 254 pages
...in a ring And under bring ? Away to fling ? " Who every way &c. &c. EPITAPH ON DR. WILLIAM MAGINN. " Here, early to bed, lies kind William Maginn, Who...portion soon spent, like the poor heir of Lynn, He turned author, ere yet there was beard on his chin ; And whoever was out, or whoever was in, For your...
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Miscellanies: Prose and Verse, Volume 1

William Maginn - 1885
...close with the epitaph, full at once of pathos and of wit, written by Lockhart: " Here, early to beH, lies kind William Maginn, Who with genius, wit, learning,...portion soon spent, like the poor heir of Lynn, He lurn'd author while yet .was no beard on his chin ; And whoever was out, or whoever was in, For your...
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Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society

Cork Historical and Archaeological Society - Cork (Ireland : County) - 1893
...son-in law and biographer of Sir Walter Scott, in words full of pathos and wit, as follows : — " Here, early to bed, lies kind William Maginn, Who...portion soon spent, like the poor heir of Lynn, He turned author while yet was no beard on his chin; And whoever was out, or whoever was in, Kor your...
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The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors: 1825-1854

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1902
...BLACKWOOD, WILLIAM, 1820, Letter to Maginn, William Blackwood and His Sons, ed. Oliphant, vol. I, p. 377. Here early to bed lies kind William Maginn, Who with...portion soon spent, like the poor heir of Lynn, He turned author while yet was no beard on his chin. And whoever was out or whoever was in, For your Tories...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers, David Patrick - Authors, English - 1903
...contemporaries may be gathered from the so-called epitaph on him by Lockhart — or, rather, the genial elegy : R. Chambers turned author while yet was no beard on his chin, And, whoever was out, or whoever was in, For your...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature, Volume 3

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1904
...contemporaries may be gathered from the so-called epitaph on him by Lockhart — or, rather, the genial elegy : turned author while yet was no beard on his chin, And, whoever was out, or whoever was in, Kor your...
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - Anecdotes - 1864
...hia friend, John G. Lockhart : WALTON-ON-THAMES, AUGUST 1842. Here, early to bed, lies kind WILLIAM Who, with genius, wit, learning, life's trophies to win, Had neither great lord nor rich cit of hia kin, Nor discretion to set himself up as to tin ; So, his portion soon spent — like the poor...
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The Romantic Movement in English Poetry

Arthur Symons - English literature - 1909 - 344 pages
...delicious dogLatin. I must give Lockhart's epitaph, which is more adequate than any criticism : — ' Here, early to bed, lies kind William Maginn, Who...portion soon spent, like the poor heir of Lynn, He tum'd author while yet was no beard on his chin; And whoever was out, or whoever was in, For your Tories...
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