Fragments of an Ode on Punning

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Fragments of an Ode on Punning (1785?)  (1780) 
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Fragments of the original text

Spelling, Avaunt!—whether in Dilworth's Chair
With sceptral Birch &c—
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Let no Man's Birth nor Birth-place give him shame!
Let no Man of the dullest Boy despair!
Since Fox's fiery Soul from HOLLAND came;
And Sheridan himself was under Par!
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