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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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William Mason. (1724–1797)
    The fattest hog in Epicurus’ sty. 1
          Heroic Epistle.
Richard Gifford. (1725–1807)
    Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound;
  She feels no biting pang the while she sings;
Nor, as she turns the giddy wheel around, 2
  Revolves the sad vicissitudes of things. 3
Arthur Murphy. (1727–1805)
    Thus far we run before the wind.
          The Apprentice. Act v. Sc. 1.
    Above the vulgar flight of common souls.
          Zenobia. Act v.
    Picked up his crumbs.
          The Upholsterer. Act i.
Jane Elliott. (1727–1805)
    The flowers of the forest are a’ wide awae. 4
          The Flowers of the Forest.
Note 1.
Me pinguem et nitidum bene curata cute vises,
…Epicuri de grege porcum
(You may see me, fat and shining, with well-cared for hide,—…a hog from Epicurus’ herd).—Horace: Epistolæ, lib. i. iv. 15, 16. [back]
Note 2.
Thus altered by Johnson,—
All at her work the village maiden sings,
Nor, while she turns the giddy wheel around. [back]
Note 3.
See Sterne, Quotation 11. [back]
Note 4.
This line appears in the “Flowers of the Forest,” part second, a later poem by Mrs. Cockburn. See Dyce’s “Specimens of British Poetesses,” p. 374. [back]