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" By clean conveyance disappear; And now two bloody swords are there. A purse she to a thief exposed; At once his ready fingers closed. He opes his fist, the treasure's fled; He sees a halter in its stead. "
Evenings with the Old Story Tellers: Select Tales from the Gesta Romanorum, Etc - Side 80
af Thomas Love Peacock - 1845 - 172 sider
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Elegant edition of fables by John Gay, with the life of the author

John Gay - 1796
...now two bloody swords are there. A purse she to a thief expos'd, At once his ready fingers clos'd ; He opes his fist, the treasure's fled, He sees a halter in its stead. She bids AMBITION hold a wand; He grasps a hatchet in his hand. A box of charity she shows. Blow here...
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Bell's Edition, Bind 81–82

John Bell - 1797
...now two bloody swords are there. v A purse she to a thief expos'd : At once his ready fingers clos'd. He opes his fist, the treasure's fled; He sees a halter in its stead. She bids Ambition hold a wand; He grasps a hatchet in his hand. Valumt 1U. H A. box of charity she...
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The Poetical Works of John Gay, in Three Volumes: Collated with the Best Edition

John Gay - 1806
...now two bloody swords are there. A purse she to a thief expos'd ; At once his ready fingers clos'd. He opes his fist, the treasure's fled ; He sees a halter in its stead. She hids Ambition hold a wand ; He grasps a hatchet in his hand. A box of charity she shows. Blow here...
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Gay's Fables: In One Volume Complete

John Gay - 1808 - 122 sider
...now two bloody, swords are there. A purse she to a thief exposM ; At onee his ready fingers elos'd. He opes his fist, the treasure's fled ; He sees a halter in its stead. A box of eharity she shows. Blow here; and a ehureh-warden blows. 'Tis vanish'd with eonveyanee neat,...
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Hughes, Sheffield, Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Fenton, Gay

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...now two bloody swords are there. A purse slur to a thief expos'd ; At once his ready fingers clos'd. He opes his fist, the treasure's fled ; He sees a halter in its stead. She bids Ambition hold a wand ; lie grasps a hatchet iu hisl hand. A box of charity she shows. " Blow...
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The Christian Remembrancer, Bind 6

1843
...find nothing : " postca aperientes manus," says the Latin, " nihil inveniunt ;" or, as Gay sings — " A purse she to the thief exposed ; At once his ready fingers closed : He opes his fist, the treasures fled, He sees a halter in its stead." To the curious in coincidences, or plagiarisms, the...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Bind 4

John Aikin - 1821 - 807 sider
...now two bloody swords are there. A purse she to a thief expos' d ; At once his ready fingers clos'd. He opes his fist, the treasure's fled ; He sees a halter in its stead. She bids Ambition hold a wand ; He grasps a hatchet in his hand. A box of charity she shows. " Blow...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...liquor stored, By clean conveyance disappear, And now two bloody swords are there. A purse she to a thief exposed; At once his ready fingers closed. He...the treasure's fled; He sees a halter in its stead. She bids Ambition hold a wand; He grasps a hatchet in his hand. She shakes the dice, the board she...
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Gesta Romanorum: Or, Entertaining Moral Stories: Invented by the Monks as a ...

1824
...there, Then bids it rain with showers of gold ; And now his ivory eggs are told. ****** A purse she to a thief exposed; ' At once his ready fingers closed....his fist, the treasure's fled, He sees a halter in his stead." Gay's Fables, ed. 172?. NOTE 25. Page 119. This is the twenty-sixth chapter in Warton'sAnalysis....
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Gesta Romanorum, or, Entertaining moral stories tr. with preliminary ..., Bind 1

Romani - 1824
...there, Then bids it rain with showers of gold ; And now his ivory eggs are told. ****** A purse she to a thief exposed ; At once his ready fingers closed....his fist, the treasure's fled, He sees a halter in his stead." Gay's Fabks, ed. 1727. NOTE 25. Page 119. This is the twenty-sixth chapter in Warton's...
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