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

W. Pickering, 1826

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Seite 25 - 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 27 - 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. Tell age it daily wasteth ; Tell honour how it alters ; Tell beauty how she blasteth ; Tell favour how it falters : And as they shall reply, Give every one the lie.
Seite 28 - 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 21 - 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. Or to the jewel which this virtue had, That men were mad till they might it obtain ; But when they had it, they were twice as mad Till they were dispossessed of it again.
Seite 26 - Their purpose is ambition, Their practice only hate. And if they once reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell...
Seite xc - 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.
Seite 26 - 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 37 - Forth flew the shaft, and pierc'd his heart, '^ That to the ground he fell with pain : Yet up again forthwith he start, And to the nymph he ran amain.
Seite 100 - Exspuit una duos tussis, et una duos. Jam secura potes totis tussire diebus, Nil istic quod agat tertia tussis babel.
Seite 37 - There come, he steals her shafts away, And puts his own into their place ; Nor dares he any longer stay, But, ere she wakes, hies thence apace. Scarce was he...

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