Quotation by John Wilmot Rochester, 2d Earl Of

Thus, statesmanlike, I'll saucily impose,
And safe from action, valiantly advise;
Sheltered in impotence, urge you to blows,
And being good for nothing else, be wise.
John Wilmot, 2d Earl Of Rochester (1647–1680), British poet. The Disabled Debauchee (l. 45–48). . .

Oxford Book of Satirical Verse, The. Geoffrey Grigson, comp. (1980) Oxford University Press.
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