Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic's Word Book (New York: Doubleday, 1906), p. 35. Republished as The Devil's Dictionary (New York: Dover, 1958). PS 1097 D4 1958 ROBA.
2 The loafing herd winds slowly o'er the lea;
3The wise man homewards plods; I only stay
4 To fiddle-faddle in a minor key.
1] Bierce's deadpan parody of the opening of Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard". Back to Line
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