John Wolcot

1738 - 1819

A Quote by John Wolcot on flattery and gold

No, let the monarch's bags and others hold The flattering, mighty, nay, al-mighty gold.

John Wolcot (1738 - 1819)

Source: To Kien Long. Ode iv.

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A Quote by John Wolcot on doubt

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Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt, And every grin so merry draws one out.

John Wolcot (1738 - 1819)

Source: Expostulatory Odes. Ode John Wolcot

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A Quote by John Wolcot on music

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A fellow in a market town, Most musical, cried razors up and down.

John Wolcot (1738 - 1819)

Source: Farewell Odes. Ode iii.

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A Quote by John Wolcot on fame

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What rage for fame attends both great and small! Better be damned than mentioned not at all.

John Wolcot (1738 - 1819)

Source: To the Royal Academicians.

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A Quote by John Wolcot on affection, gifts, and reality

Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection.

John Wolcot (1738 - 1819)

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