The Poetical Rhapsody: To which are Added, Several Other Pieces, Band 1

W. Pickering, 1826

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Seite 393 - Who, in their greatest cost, Seek nothing but commending: And if they make reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell zeal it wants devotion; Tell love it is but lust; Tell time it is but motion; Tell flesh it is but dust : And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lie.
Seite 389 - Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy warrant Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Say to the court, it glows, And shines like rotten wood; Say to the church, it shows What's good, and doth no good. If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates they live Acting by others' action; Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction.
Seite 3 - Wedlock indeed hath oft compared been To public feasts, where meet a public rout; Where they that are without would fain go in, And they that are within would fain go out.
Seite 267 - My Love in her attire doth show her wit, It doth so well become her : For every season she hath dressings fit, For Winter, Spring, and Summer. No beauty she doth miss When all her robes are on : But Beauty's self she is When all her robes are gone.
Seite 391 - In tickle points of niceness; Tell wisdom she entangles Herself in over-wiseness: And when they do reply, Straight give them both the lie. "Tell physic of her boldness; Tell skill it is pretension; Tell charity of coldness; Tell law it is contention...
Seite 10 - Tell fortune of her blindness, Tell nature of decay, Tell friendship of unkindness, Tell justice of delay. And if they will reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell arts they have no soundness, But vary by esteeming, Tell schools they want profoundness And stand too much on seeming. If arts and schools reply, Give arts and schools the lie.
Seite 263 - Like rich men that take pleasure In hiding, more than handling, treasure. By absence this good means I gain, That I can catch her Where none can watch her, In some close corner of my brain; There I embrace and kiss her, And so I both enjoy and miss her.
Seite 390 - Their purpose is ambition, Their practice only hate: And if they once reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell...
Seite 252 - At whose command the waves obey ; To whom the rivers tribute pay, Down the high mountains sliding ; To whom the scaly nation yields Homage for the crystal fields Wherein they dwell ; And every sea-god pays a gem Yearly out of his watery cell, To deck great Neptune's diadem.
Seite lxxii - tis my John-a-Combe." But the sharpness of the satire is said to have stung the man so severely, that he never forgave it. He died in the fifty-third year of his age, and was buried on the north side of the chancel, in the great church at Stratford, where a monument is placed in the wall. On his grave-stone underneath is, " Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear " To dig the dust inclosed here.

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