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ON A FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF BEAU MARSH; BETWEEN BUSTS NEWTON AND POPE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Immortal newton never spoke
Last Line: "but folly at full length."
Alternate Author Name(s): Chesterfield, 4th Earl Of
Variant Title(s): On Mr. Nash's Present Of His Own Picture
Subject(s): Fools; Statues; Idiots


"IMMORTAL Newton never spoke
More truth than here you'll find;
Nor Pope himself e'er penn'd a joke
More cruel on mankind.

"The picture placed the busts between,
Gives satire all its strength;
Wisdom and Wit are little seen --
But Folly at full length."





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