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The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 7/Epigram (3)

For works with similar titles, see Epigram and Epigram (Byron).


The world is a bundle of hay,
Mankind are the asses who pull;
Each tugs it a different way,—
And the greatest of all is John Bull!

[First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 494.]