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" But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again: And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was... "
The Works of the English Poets: Butler - Página 231
por Samuel Johnson - 1779
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volumen3

Half hours - 1847
...And was old dog at physiology ; But as a dog, that turns the spit, Bestirs himself and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again ; And still he 's in the selfsame place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts Did...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1850
...innocent and simple natives." " But, as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again; And still lies in the Eclf-same place Where, at the setting out, he was." Therefore, as it is pleasant...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler: With Life, Critical ..., Volumen1

Samuel Butler, George Gilfillan - 1854
...old dog at physiology : But as a dog that turns the spit, 209 Bestirs himself, and plies his feet, To climb the •wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he 's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts,...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1856 - 570 páginas
...Shaks. Julius Casar. But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To elimb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he 's in the self-same plaee, Where at his setting out he was. Butler's Hmithr,s When people...
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Things not generally known, familiarly explained

John Timbs - 1856 - 247 páginas
...dog was called " the turnspit:" " But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, — His own weight brings him back again, And still he's in the selfsame place Where, at his setting out, he was." — Hudibras....
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF SAMUEL BUTLER VOLI

1857
...was old dog at physiology ; But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet 210 To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he 's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts 215...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...Persius. — Sat. V. TURNSPIT.— But as a dop that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was. TWEEDLE-DUM.— Strange! all this...
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Things Not Generally Known: a Popular Handbook of Facts Not Readily ...

David Ames Wells - 1863 - 432 páginas
...was called " the turrwpit : " " Rut as a dog that turns the spit Restirs himself and plies hli feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, — His own weight brings him back again. And still he's in the self, same place Where, at his setting out, he was."— Ifurtibrat....
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Dwellers on the Threshold, Or, Magic and Magicians: With Some Illustrations ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1864
...And was old dog at physiology : But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again ; And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts, Till...
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Hudibras [in 3 pt.]. With notes and life of the author

Samuel Butler - 1864
...themselves, and prohibiting the sale of all such books If unlicensed. Booker was their astrological agent. To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was ; So in the circle of the arts Did...
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