Hudibras,: poëme de Samuel Butler,

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Seite 22 - This stratagem t' amuse our foes; 240 To make an honourable retreat, And wave a total sure defeat : For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.
Seite 176 - But still his tongue ran on, the less Of weight it bore, with greater ease ; And, with its everlasting clack, Set all men's ears upon the rack.
Seite 172 - 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 56 - And for his false opinion pay : To whom the Knight, with comely grace, Put off his hat, to put his case ; Which he as proudly entertain'd As th...
Seite 48 - 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...
Seite 32 - tis not now, who's stout and bold ; But who bears hunger best and cold ; And he's approv'd the most deserving, Who longest can hold out at starving : And he that routs most pigs and cows, The formidablest man of prowess. So th...
Seite 168 - Mong these there was a politician, With more heads than a beast in vision, And more intrigues in every one Than all the whores of Babylon : So politic, as if one eye Upon the other were a spy, That, to trepan the one to think The other blind, both strove to blink: And in his dark pragmatic way As busy as a child at play. H...
Seite 60 - not to flatter ye, You have as good and fair a battery As heart can wish, and need not shame The proudest man alive to claim...
Seite 180 - As coins are harden'd by the' allay : And obstinacy's ne'er so stiff, As when 'tis in a wrong belief.
Seite 66 - And make an artist understand To copy out her seal, or hand ; Or find void places in the paper To steal in something to entrap her ; Till with her worldly goods, and body, Spite of her heart, she has endow'd ye : Retain all sorts of witnesses, That ply i' th' Temple, under trees, Or walk the round, with Knights o...

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