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Sir Drake whom well the world's end knew Which thou did'st compass round, And whom both Poles of heaven once saw Which North and South do bound, The stars above would make thee known, If men here silent were; The sun himself cannot forget His fellow traveller.

John Owen ("British Martial") Quotes , Source: epigram on Sir Francis Drake, pt. II, 39 of first volume dedicated to Lady Mary Neville

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Some learned writers . . . have compared a Scorpion to an Epigram . . . because as the sting of the Scorpion lyeth in the tayl, so the force and virtue of an epigram is in the conclusion.

Edward Topsell Quotes , Source: Serpent (p. 756)

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Thou art so witty, profligate and thin, At once we think thee Satan, Death and Sin.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Epigram on Voltaire, who had criticized the characters of the same name in "Paradise Lost"

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The qualities all in a bee that we meet, In an epigram never should fail; The body should always be little and sweet, And a sting should be felt in its tail.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Epigram on Voltaire, who had criticized the characters of the same name in "Paradise Lost"

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