Most authors steal their works, or buy;
Garth did not write his own Dispensary,
POPE: _E. on Criticism,_ Pt. iii., Line 59.
No author ever spar'd a brother.
GAY: _Fables, The Elephant and the Bookseller._
How many great ones may remember'd be,
Which in their days most famously did flourish,
Of whom no word we hear, nor sign now see,
But as things wip'd out with a sponge do perish.
SPENSER: _Ruins of Time,_ St. 52.