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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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1825-1854

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1910
...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...rich cit of his kin, Nor discretion to set himself np as to tin. So his portion soon spent, like the poor heir of Lynn, He turned author while yet was...
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Nova Hibernia: Irish Poets and Dramatists of Today and Yesterday

Michael Monahan - Authors, Irish - 1914 - 272 pages
...Here is Lockhart's elegy on Maginn, memorable enough for its mixture of wit and truth and pathos : 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, For the...
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Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes, Volume 38

Sports - 1882
...epitaph e'er written by one man of genius (Lockhart) over the grave of another — poor Maginn ! " Here early to bed lies kind William Maginn ! Who with...portion soon spent, like the poor ' Heir of Lynn,' He turned author ere yet there was beard to his chin, And whoever was out or whoever was in, For your...
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Papyrus, Volumes 5-6

1905
...the ill-starred Irishman. Here it is, memorable enough for its mixture of wit and truth and pathos: 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, For the Tories...
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