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ON THE REFUSAL OF OXFORD TO SUBSCRIDBE TO HIS TRANSLATION, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Could homer come himself, distressed and poor
Last Line: "begone! No tramper gets a farthing here!"
Subject(s): Hate; Homer (10th Century B.c.); Oxford University; Poetry & Poets; Translating & Interpreting; Iliad; Odyssey


COULD Homer come himself, distressed and poor,
And tune his harp at Rhedycina's door,
The rich old vixen would exclaim (I fear)
"Begone! no tramper gets a farthing here!"





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