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EPIGRAM ON ELPHINSTONE'S TRANSLATION OF MARTIAL'S EPIGRAMS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou whom poetry abhors
Last Line: Twas laurel'd martial calling murther.
Subject(s): Elphinstone, William (1431-1514); Hate; Translating & Interpreting


O Thou whom Poetry abhors,
Whom Prose has turned out of doors,
Heard'st thou yon groan? -- proceed no further,
'Twas laurel'd Martial calling murther.





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