Hudibras; with notes by T.R. Nash, Volume 1

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Page 223 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school : and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, 40 thou hast built a paper-mill.
Page 11 - 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. He'd run in debt by disputation, And pay with ratiocination. All this by syllogism, true In mood and figure, he would do.
Page 161 - Lyaeum, cum dabit amplexus atque oscula dulcia figet, occultum inspires ignem fallasque veneno.' paret Amor dictis carae genetricis et alas exuit et gressu gaudens incedit luli.
Page 21 - 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 22 - For nothing else but to be mended; 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...
Page 265 - The sun and day shall sooner part, Than love or you shake off my heart ; The sun, that shall no more dispense His own, but your bright influence. I'll carve your name on barks of trees, With true-love knots and flourishes, That shall infuse eternal spring, And everlasting flourishing; Drink every letter on't in stum, And make it brisk champaign become.
Page 25 - Th' apostles of this fierce religion, Like Mahomet's, were ass and widgeon, To whom our knight, by fast instinct Of wit and temper was so linkt, As if hypocrisy and nonsense Had got the advowson of his conscience. Thus was he gifted and accoutred, We mean on th" inside, not the outward : That next of all we shall discuss ; . Then listen, sirs ; it follows thus. His tawny beard was th...
Page 271 - Are but black patches that she wears, Cut into suns, and moons, and stars...
Page 118 - Church-Discipline, for patching kettle ; No sow-gelder did blow his horn To geld a cat, but cry'd Reform ; The oyster-women lock'd their fish up, And trudg'd away to cry No Bishop...
Page 9 - And styled 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...

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