The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler, Band 2

W. Pickering, 1835

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Seite 18 - O' th' compass in their bones and joints, Can by their pangs and aches find All turns and changes of the wind. And better than by Napier's bones Feel in their own the age of moons...
Seite 82 - He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still ; Which he may adhere to, yet disown, For reasons to himself best known ; But 'tis not to b
Seite 72 - This stratagem to' amuse our foes To make an hon'rable retreat, And wave a total sure defeat : For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.
Seite 65 - To th' course of nature, but its own : The courage of the bravest daunt, And turn poltroons as valiant : For men as resolute appear, With too much as too little fear ; And, when they're out of hopes of flying, Will run away from death by dying ; Or turn again to stand it out, And those they fled, like lions, rout.
Seite 5 - Their duty never was defeated, Nor from their oaths and faith retreated : For loyalty is still the same Whether it win or lose the game ; True as the dial to the sun, Although it be not shin'd upon.
Seite 289 - That feed, like Cannibals, on other fishes, And serve their cousin-germans up in dishes: A land that rides at anchor, and is moor'd, In which they do not live, but go aboard.
Seite 121 - A LEARN'D society of late, The glory of a foreign state, Agreed, upon a summer's night, To search the moon by her own light ; To take an invent'ry of all Her real estate, and personal ; And make an accurate survey Of all her lands, and how they lay, As true as that of Ireland, where The sly surveyors stole a shire : T' observe her country, how 'twas planted, With what sh...
Seite 185 - Unhappy man takes pains to find, T' inflict himself upon his mind : And out of his own bowels spins A rack and torture for his sins ; Torments himself, in vain, to know That most, which he can never do; And the more strictly 'tis denied, The more he is unsatisfied; Is busy in finding scruples out, To languish in eternal doubt...
Seite 32 - Tis half as good as justifi'd. The world is nat'rally averse To all the truth it sees or hears But swallows nonsense, and a lie, With greediness and gluttony...
Seite 136 - That is not huge and over-grown, And explicate appearances, Not as they are, but as they please ; In vain strive Nature to suborn, And, for their pains, are paid with scorn.

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