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First Line: B, taught by pope to do his good by stealth
Last Line: Does himself all the good he can by stealing.
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Venality


B, TAUGHT by Pope to do his good by stealth,
'Twixt participle and noun no difference feeling,
In office placed to serve the Commonwealth,
Does himself all the good he can by stealing.





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