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" While Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive. No generous patron would a dinner give : See him, when starved to death, and turned to dust, Presented with a monumental bust. The poet's fate is here in emblem shown : He asked for bread, and he received a stone. "
The Literature of Society - 第 216 頁
Mrs. A. T. Thomson 著 - 1862
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Memoirs of the Wesley Family: Collected Principally from Original Documents

Adam Clarke - 1860 - 659 頁
...was yet alive, No purse-proud printer would a dinner give : See him, when starved to death, and tum'd to dust, Presented with a monumental b,ust ! The poet's fate is here in emblem shown : He asked for bread, and he received a stone." In the printed copies, "no generous patron" is found instead...
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The Welcome guest, 第 3 卷

1861
...with the gnawing pangs of starvation. Some one has thus aptly aUuded to the circumstance : — " When Butler, needy -wretch, was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner gire. See bom resolved to clay and turned to dust, Presented with a monumental bust ; The poet's fate...
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Poetical Works, 第 1 卷

Samuel Butler - 1861
...reference to this monument and inscription, Wesley wrote the following well-known inscription : — While Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive. No generous patron would a dinner give ; Shortly after this monument was erected, some persons proposed to place in the church of Covent Garden...
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The Planet, conducted by T. McNicoll

Thomas M'Nicoll
...epigram is better known, but the satire it so bitterly conveys has not quite lost its force : — " While Butler, needy wretch ! was yet alive, No generous...dinner give ; See him, when starved to death, and turned to dust, Presented with a monumental bust ! The poet's fate is here in emblem shown, — He...
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Verselets, Latin and English

John Hoskyns Abrahall - 1863 - 118 頁
...lapidibus. On the Erection of a Bust of the Author of 'Hudibras ' in Westminster Abbey. Samuel Weslty. WHILE Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive, No generous...dinner give : See him, — when starved to death, and turned to dust, — Presented with a monumental bust ! The poet's fate is here in emblem shown : He...
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The English Nation; Or, A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, 第 2 卷

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1863
...postumus — Soon after the erection of this monument, Mr Samuel Wesley wron ihe following epigram: — While Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give ; See him, when starv'd to death and turned to dust, Presented with a monumental bust. The Poet's fate is here in emblem...
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The Mother of the Wesleys: A Biography

John Kirk - 1864 - 351 頁
...sarcasm of his lines on the erection of a monument to the author of Hudibras. in Westminster Abbey ? " While Butler, needy wretch ! was yet alive, No generous...monumental bust ! The Poet's fate is here in emblem shewn, — He asked for BREAD, and he received a STONE." U We could linger long on the beautiful features...
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Hudibras

Samuel Butler - 1864 - 493 頁
...ITSil. On the latter part of this epitaph the ingenious Mr Samuel Wesley wrote the following lines : While Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give ; Bee him, when starved to death, and turn'd to dust, Presetted with a monumental bust. The poet's...
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Hudibras [in 3 pt.]. With notes and life of the author

Samuel Butler - 1864
...Butler, needy wretch, was still alive, No generous patron would a dinner give. Bee him when starv'd to death and turn'd to dust Presented with a monumental bust. The poetfs fate is here in emblem shown, He ask'd for bread, and he received a stone. Butler was a most...
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Epigrams, Ancient and Modern: Humorous, Witty, Satirical, Moral, and Panegyrical

John Booth - 1865 - 327 頁
...poet for the king. Dr. S. Johnson. On the setting up Butler's Monument in Westminster Abbey. Whilst Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give ; (5•) See him when starved to death and turn' d to dust, Presented with a monumental bust. The poet's...
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