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ON BUTLER'S MONUMENT [IN WESTMINSTER], by             Poet's Biography
First Line: While butler, needy wretch, was yet alive
Last Line: He ask'd for bread, and he received a stone.
Variant Title(s): On The Setting-up Of Butler's Monument In Westminster Abbey
Subject(s): Butler, Samuel (1612-1680); Westminster Abbey


WHILE Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive,
No generous patron would a dinner give.
See him, when starved to death and turn'd to dust,
Presented with a monumental bust.
The poet's fate is here in emblem shown --
He ask'd for bread, and he received a stone.





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