Hudibras: The first[-third and last] part

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J.M., 1709 - 226 pages
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Page 11 - A sect whose chief devotion lies In odd perverse antipathies, In falling out with that or this And finding somewhat still amiss; More peevish, cross and splenetic Than dog distract or monkey sick: That with more care keep holyday The wrong, than others the right way; Compound for sins they are inclined to By damning those they have no mind to.
Page 62 - Complaining sorely of the breach Of league, held forth by brother Patch, Against the articles in force Between both churches, his and ours ; For which he crav'd the saints to render Into his hands, or hang th' offender : But they maturely having weigh'd, They had no more but him o...
Page 160 - Nothing but th' abuse Of human learning you produce ; Learning, that cobweb of the brain, Profane, erroneous, and vain ; A trade of knowledge, as replete As others are with fraud and cheat ; An art t...
Page 9 - Although by woful proof we find They always leave a scar behind. He knew the seat of paradise, Could tell in what degree it lies: And, as he was disposed, could prove it, Below the moon, or else above it. What Adam dreamt of when his bride Came from her closet in his side: Whether the Devil tempted her By a High Dutch interpreter...
Page 112 - But if this Twig be made of Wood That will hold tack, I'll make the Fur Fly 'bout the Ears of that old Cur, And th' other mungrel Vermin, Ralph, That brav'd us all in his behalf.
Page 20 - From whence he vaulted into th' seat, With so much vigour, strength and heat, That he had almost tumbled over With his own weight, but did recover, By laying hold on tail and main, Which oft he us'd instead of rein.
Page 2 - Either for chartel or for warrant : Great on the bench, great in the saddle, That could as well bind o'er as swaddle : Mighty he was at both of these, And sty I'd of war as well as peace. (So some rats, of amphibious nature, Are either for the land or water.) But here our authors make a doubt Whether he were more wise or stout.
Page 57 - Why should not conscience have vacation As well as other courts o' th' nation ; Have equal power to adjourn, Appoint appearance and return...
Page 95 - But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again: And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was...
Page 22 - 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...

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