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" Who in their greatest cost, Seek nothing but commending. And if they make reply. Then give them all the lie. Tell zeal it lacks 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... "
New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent British poets and ... - Page 160
by New elegant extracts - 1827
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Selection of Poems ...

Poetry - 1808
...greatest cost, Seek nothing but commending: And if they make reply, . Spare not to give the lie. Tell zeal it lacks devotion, Tell love it is but lust...wasteth, Tell honour how it alters ; Tell beauty how it blasteth, Tell favour how she falters : And as they shall reply, Give each of them the lie. Tell...
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Specimens of the British poets

British poets - 1809
...Seek nothing but commending. And if they make reply, Spare not to give the lie. SIR WALTER RALEIGH. Tell zeal it lacks devotion. Tell love it is but lust, Tell time it is but motion, Tell flesh it is but dost. And wish them not reply* For than must give the lie. Tell age it daily wasteth, Tell honour how...
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Specimens of the early English poets: to which is prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - English poetry - 1811
...their greatest cost. Seek nothing but commending. And if they mate reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell zeal it lacks devotion, Tell love it is 'but...wasteth, Tell honour how it alters, Tell beauty how she blasieth, Tell favour how she falters. And as they shall reply, Give every one the lie. Tell wit how...
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Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Thomas Park - Ballads, English - 1819
...Like 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,...age, it daily wasteth ; Tell honour, how it alters j Tell beauty, how she blasteth ; Tell favour, how it falters ; And, as they shall reply, Give every...
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The British Plutarch: containing the lives of the most eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...their greatest cost, Seek nothing but commending : And, if they make reply, Spare not to give the lie. Tell Zeal, it lacks devotion : Tell Love, it is but...Time, it is but motion ; Tell Flesh, it is but dust : usually stated to have been written by Ralegh the night before his execution : it had appeared, however,...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - History - 1816
...their greatest cost, Seek nothing but commending : And, if they make reply, Spare not to give the lie. Tell Zeal, it lacks devotion : Tell Love, it is but...Time, it is but motion ; Tell Flesh, it is but dust : usually stated to have been written by Ralegh the night before his execution : it had appeared, however,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 44

Literary Criticism - 1838
...What's good, and doth no good. If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. " Tell zeal it lacks devotion, Tell love, it is but...reply, For thou must give the lie. * " Tell wit, how much it wrangles In tickle points of niceness ; Tell wisdom, she entangles Herself, in overwiseness....
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Chaucer, 1400, to Beaumont, 1628

Thomas Campbell - English poetry - 1819
...their greatest cost, Seek nothing but commending ; And if they make reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell Zeal it lacks devotion, Tell Love it is but lust,...Flesh it is but dust; And wish them not reply, For thoa must give the lie. Tell Age it daily wasteth, Tell Honour how it alters, Tell Beauty how she blasteth,...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 20

William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Alexander Pope, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, Nicholas Rowe - Drama - 1821
...neutral verb ; it is used by Sir W. Raleigh in the same manner, in his poem entitled the Farewell : " Tell age, it daily wasteth ; " Tell honour, how it alters ; " Tell beauty, that it blasteth," &c. In Venus and Adonis we find nearly the same sentiment : " Love's gentle spring...
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The Philomathic journal

Philomathic institution - 1824
...commending: And if they make reply, Spare not to give the lie. "'1V11 Zeal it lacks devotion ; Tell Lore it is but lust; Tell Time it is but motion; Tell Flesh...daily wasteth; Tell Honour how it alters; Tell Beauty that it blasteth; Tell Favour that she falter* And as they do reply, Give every one the lie. '' Tell...
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