A Quote by Thomas Percy on pride

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King Stephen was a worthy peere, His breeches cost him but a croune; He held them sixpence all too deere, Therefore he call'd the taylor loune. He was a wight of high renowne, And those but of a low degree; Itt 's pride that putts the countrye doune, Then take thine old cloake about thee.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Take thy old Cloak about Thee.

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