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" But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again: And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was... "
Hudibras: In Three Parts - Página 157
de Samuel Butler - 1761 - 401 páginas
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Ward's miscellany (and family magazine)., Volume 1

1837
...dog nt physiology : But as a dog that turns a spit, Bestirs himself, ¡mil plies his feet, To mount the wheel, but all in vain — His own weight brings him down again." THE MUFFLED KNOCKER. GRIEF ! grief 1 'tis thy symbol, во mute and clear, Yet it hath a tale to the...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...expressed by the poet : — •• a ting that turns a spit, Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To mount the wheel, but all in vain — His own weight brings him down again." Dogi are almost the only animals which have sufSoent sagacity for being employed in this way ; but...
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A Natural History of British and Foreign Quadrupeds: Containing Many Modern ...

James Hamilton Fennell - 1841 - 556 páginas
...fore-paws, Othello's occupation's gone. He's no longer -a dog that turns the spit, Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel ; but all in vain, His own weight brings him back again, And still he's in the self-same place Where, at his setting out, he was." (Hudibraa.')...
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London, Volume 6

Charles Knight - 1844
...And was old dog at physiology. But, as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his lect To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he 's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts Did...
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Dolman's magazine [ed. by M.G. Keon and E. Price]., Volume 2

Miles Gerald Keon - 1846
...horoscopy, astrology, And was old dog at physiology ; But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again :" Butler was enabled in an eminent degree to describe alternately low circumstances in the grandiloquent...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1847
...horoscopy, astrology, And was old dog at physiology ; But as a dog, that turns the spit, Bestirs himself and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again ; And still he 's in the selfsame place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts Did...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1850
...describe them as " innocent and simple natives." " But, as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again; And still lies in the Eclf-same place Where, at the setting out, he was." Therefore, as it is pleasant...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler: The life and works of Samuel Butler ...

Samuel Butler - 1854
...horoscopy, astrology, And was old dog at physiology : But as a dog that turns the spit, 209 Bestirs himself, and plies his feet, To climb the -wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he '& in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts,...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler: With Life, Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Butler, George Gilfillan - 1854
...horoscopy, astrology, And was old dog at physiology : But as a dog that turns the spit, 209 Bestirs himself, and plies his feet, To climb the •wheel, but all...in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he 's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts,...
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Things not generally known, familiarly explained

John Timbs - 1856 - 247 páginas
...hence this kind of dog was called " the turnspit:" " But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, — His own weight brings him back again, And still he's in the selfsame place Where, at his setting out, he was." — Hudibras....
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