Hudibras, in Three Parts. Written in the Time of the Late Wars

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W. Wilson, 1809 - English poetry - 336 pages
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Page 5 - In mathematics he was greater Than Tycho Brahe" or Erra Pater ; For he, by geometric scale, Could take the size of pots of ale ; Resolve by sines and tangents, straight, If bread or butter wanted weight ; And wisely tell what hour o' th' day The clock does strike, by Algebra.
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 26 - Certes our authors are to blame, For to make some well-sounding name A pattern fit for modern knights To copy out in frays and fights, (Like those that a whole street do raze...
Page 22 - Verily The point seems very plain to me : It is an antichristian game, Unlawful both in thing and name. First, for the name ; the word bear-baiting...
Page 7 - 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 holy-day The wrong, than others the right way: Compound for sins they are inclined to, By damning those they have no mind to...
Page 14 - His knowledge was not far behind The Knight's, but of another kind, And he another way came by't ; Some call it Gifts, and some New-light; A liberal art, that costs no pains Of study, industry, or brains. His wit was sent him for a token, But in the carriage crack'd and broken ; Like commendation nine-pence30 crook'd With — ' To and from my love
Page 19 - To those that dwell therein well known, Therefore there needs no more be said here, We unto them refer our reader ; For brevity is very good, When w
Page 9 - But, when the state should hap to reel, 'Twas to submit to fatal steel, And fall, as it was consecrate, A sacrifice to fall of state, Whose thread of life the fatal sisters...
Page 18 - Or knight with squire, e'er jump more right. Their arms and equipage did fit, As well as virtues, parts, and wit: Their valours, too, were of a rate ; And out they sally'd at the gate.
Page 7 - 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...

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