Quotation by John Dryden

Railing in other men may be a crime,
But ought to pass for mere instinct in him:
Instinct he follows and no farther knows,
For to write verse with him is to transprose;
John Dryden (1631–1700), British poet, and Nahum Tate (1652-1715), poet. Absalom and Achitophel, Pt. II. . .

Anthology of World Poetry, An. Mark Van Doren, ed. (Rev. and enl. Ed., 1936) Reynal & Hitchcock.
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