Bell's Edition, Volumes 33-34 (Google eBook)

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J. Bell, 1797 - English poetry
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Page 23 - twixt south and south-west side; On either which he would dispute, Confute, change hands, and still confute. He'd undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse; He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl, A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, And rooks committee-men and trustees.
Page 31 - Twas Presbyterian true blue, For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true church militant ; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun ; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery ; And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks...
Page 24 - He'd run in debt by disputation, And pay with ratiocination : All this by syllogism true, In mood and figure he would do. For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope : And when he happen'd to break off I' th" middle of his speech, or cough, H...
Page 47 - As well as they themselves do words ; Could tell what subtlest parrots mean, That speak and think contrary clean ; What member 'tis of whom they talk When they cry ' Rope,' and
Page 32 - Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun ; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery, And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks ; Call fire, and sword, and desolation A godly, thorough reformation.
Page 31 - For his religion it was fit To match his learning and his wit: 'Twas Presbyterian true blue, For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true Church Militant...
Page 230 - t happen'd : In a town There lived a cobbler, and but one, That out of Doctrine could cut Use, And mend men's lives as well as shoes. This precious Brother having slain,
Page 201 - She that with poetry is won, Is but a desk to write upon; And what men say of her, they mean No more than on the thing they lean. Some with Arabian spices strive T...
Page 47 - He took her naked, all alone, Before one rag of form was on. The Chaos, too, he had descry'd, And seen quite through, or else he ly'd : Not that of pasteboard, which men shew s5 For groats at fair of Barthol'mew ; But its great grandsire, first o...
Page 227 - Why should not Conscience have vacation As well as other Courts o' th' nation ; Have equal power to adjourn, Appoint appearance and return ; 320 And make as nice distinctions serve To split a case, as those that carve, Invoking cuckolds...

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