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" Twere no great loss," the friend replies; "For if they always serve you thus, You'll find them but of little use." So high at last the contest rose, From words they almost came to blows: When luckily came by a third; To him the question they referred;... "
The Oxford Magazine: Or, Universal Museum - Page 36
1773
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A Collection of Poems ...

Robert Dodsley - 1758
...blows : When luckily came by a third To him the queftion they refer'd • And beg'd he'd tell 'em, if he knew, Whether the thing was green or blue. " Sirs, cries the umpire, ceafe your pother" The creature's neither one nor t'other. " I caught the animal laft night, " And view'd it o'er...
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A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes, Volume 5

Robert Dodsley - 1765
...blows ; When luckily came by a third — To him the queftion they refer'd ; And beg'd he'd tell 'em, if he knew, Whether the thing was green or blue. " Sirs, cries the umpire, ceafe your pother — • " The creature's neither one nor t' other. " I caught the animal laft night, " And view'd...
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A collection of poems, by several hands [ed. by R. Dodsley]. [2 other copies ...

Collection - 1765
...blows ; When luckily came by a third — To him the queftion they refer'd ; And beg'd he'd tell 'em, jf he knew, Whether the thing was green or blue. ** Sirs, cries the umpire, ceafe your pother — '• '* The creature's neither one nor t' other. ** I caught the animal laft night, " And...
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A collection of poems, by several hands [ed. by R. Dodsley]. [2 other copies ...

Collection - 1766
...: When luckily came by a third — To him the queftion they referr'd ; And And beg'd he'd tell 'em, if he knew, Whether the thing was green or blue. " Sirs, cries the umpire, ce'afe your pother" The creature's neither one nor t' other. " I caught the animal lift night, " And view'd it...
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A father's instructions; moral tales, fables, and reflections

Thomas Percival - 1781
...blows ; When luckily came by a third— To him the queftion they referr'd; And begg'd he'd tell 'em, if he knew, Whether the thing was green or blue. " Sirs," cries the umpire, " ccafe your pother— " The creature's neither one nor t'other. " I caught the animal laft night,...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1785 - 405 pages
...blows : When luckily came by a third ; To him the queftion they referr'd ; And begg'd he'd tell 'em, if he knew, Whether the thing was green or blue. " Sirs, cries the umpire, ceafe your pother— " The creature's neither one nor t'other. " I caught the animal laft night, " And view'4...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1789 - 398 pages
...almoft came to blows ; When luckily came by a third : To him the queftion they referr'd ; And begg'd he'd tell them, if he knew, Whether the thing was...or blue. " Sirs,'' cries the umpire, " ceafe your pother, • The creature's — neither one nor t'other. I caught the animal laft night, And view'd...
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Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry ..., Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - 1791
...almoft came to blowi : When luckily came by a third— To him the queftion they referr'd ; And begg'd he'd tell them, if he knew, Whether the thing was...or blue ? • Sirs,' cries the umpire, ' ceafe your pother, ' The creature's neither one nor t'other : ' I caught the animal laft night, ' And view 'd...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - 1791
...blows : When luckily came by a third — To him the qucftion they re ferr'd ; And bcgg'd he'd tell 'em, ins to tiace What good, what evil, from crurfelves proceeds, And how the f " ceafc your pother, • The creature's neither one nor t other : • I caught the animal laft night,...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical ..., Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1795
...to blows ; When luckily came by a third — To him the queftion they referr'd, And beg he'd tell 'em if he knew, Whether the thing was green or blue ? " Sirs," cries the umpire, " ceafe your pother-— " The creature's neither one nor t'other. " I caught the animal laft night, " And view'd...
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