The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, Volume 6
C. Bathurst, 1779 - English poetry
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Page 7 - 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 6 - 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 185 - Into his hands, or hang th' offender : But they maturely having weigh'd, They had no more but him o...
Page 18 - A Squire he had whose name was Ralph, That in th' adventure went his half, Though writers, for more stately tone, Do call him Ralpho, 'tis all one ; *» And when we can, with metre safe, We'll call him so ; if not, plain Ralph...
Page 13 - And fat black-puddings, proper food For warriors that delight in blood : For, as we said, he always chose To carry victual in his hose, That often tempted rats and mice The ammunition to surprise : And when he put a hand but in The one or t...
Page 296 - What makes rebelling against kings A good old cause?" "Administ'rings." " What makes all doctrines plain and clear? " "About two hundred pounds a-year." " And that which was proved true before, Prove false again?
Page 16 - The beast was sturdy, large, and tall, With mouth of meal, and eyes of wall ; I would say eye, for he' had but one, As most agree, though some say none.
Page 88 - AY me ! what perils do environ The man that meddles with cold iron ! What plaguy mischiefs and mishaps Do dog him still with after-claps...
Page 21 - 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 10 - His tawny beard was th' equal grace Both of his wisdom and his face ; In cut and dye so like a tile, A sudden view it would beguile ; The upper part whereof was whey, The nether orange, mix'd with gray.