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TOM BROWN
English satirical and facetious poet
(1663 - 1704)

A prison! heav'ns, I loath the hated name,
  Famine's metropolis, the sink of shame,
    A nauseous sepulchre, whose craving womb
      Hourly inters poor mortals in its tomb;
        By ev'ry plague and ev'ry ill possess'd,
          Ev'n purgatory itself to thee 's a jest.
      - [Prison]

I do not love thee, Dr. Fell.
  But why I cannot tell;
    But this I know full well,
      I do not love thee, Dr. Fell.
      - paraphrase of Marital by Brown as given in his "works", edited by Drake (1760)
        [Love]

What is sauce for the goose is sauce for a gander.
      - [Proverbs]

Neither fish, flesh nor good red herring.
      - Aeneus Sylvius--Letter
        [Proverbial Phrases]

Like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.
      - Laconics [Gifts]

To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.
      - Laconics [Apparel : Luxury]

A cup of cold Adam from the next purling stream.
      - Works (vol. IV, p. 11) [Water]


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