Pieces of Ancient Poetry: From Unpublished Manuscripts and Scarce Books

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John Fry
J. Evans & Company, 1814 - English poetry - 99 pages
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Page 77 - Cowards die many times before their deaths ; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear ; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come, when it will come.
Page 70 - In earnest and in game, She was much to blame! Disparaged is her fame, And blemished is her name, In manner half with shame.
Page 59 - If this dog do you bite, You take it henceforth for a warning: Soon as out of your bed, To settle your head Take a hair of his tail in the morning.
Page 59 - If any so wise is That sack he despises Let him drink his small beer and be sober. Whilst we drink and sing As if it were spring He shall droop like the trees in October.
Page 15 - With thee O let me rise As larks, harmoniously, And sing this day thy victories: Then shall the fall further the flight in me.
Page 65 - All princes (be they ne're so wise) Are fain to see with others eyes, But seldom hear at all; And courtiers find their interest, In time to feather well their nest, Providing for their fall. Our comfort doth on time depend, Things when they are at worst will mend ; And let us but reflect On our condition th...
Page 63 - COME, Jack, let's drink a pot of ale, And I shall tell thee such a tale Will make thine ears to ring ; My coyne is spent, my time is lost, And I this only fruit can boast, That once I saw my King. But this doth most afflict my mind : I went to Court in hope to find Some of my friends in place ; And walking there, I had a sight Of all the crew, but, by this light ! I hardly knew one face. 'S'life ! of so many noble...
Page 78 - tis religious, being inclined, To keep the temples from the wind. AS Tell me no more that roarers waire Their hair extent below their ear: For having morgaged theyr land They'd faine obscure th' appearing band. CL Ask me no more why hair may be, Th' expression of gentility ; 'Tis that which, being largely grown, Derives its pedigree from the crown. XLI. ON LOYAL FASHIONS IN DRESS. FROM Ashmole's MS., 36, 37, art. 97. It appears to have been occasioned by some Puritanic objection to the wearing of...
Page 69 - Which by his unmerciful rage He beat down to the ground. And though I can expound Of Hector of Troy, That was all their joy, Whom Achilles slew, Wherefore all Troy did rue; And of the love so...

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