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Quotation by Thomas Carew
Since to the awe of thy imperious wit Our troublesome language bends, made only fit With her tough thick-ribbed hoops to gird about Thy giant fancy, which had proved too stout For their soft melting phrases.
Thomas Carew (1589–1639), British poet. An Elegy upon the Death of the Dean of St. Paul's, Dr. John Donne (l. 48–52). . .
Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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