The Original Works of William King ...: Now First Collected ...

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Page 221 - A Dean and Prebendary — Had once a new vagary ; And were at doubtful strife, Sir, — Who led the better life, Sir, And was the better man. The Dean, he said, that truly — Since BLUFF was so unruly, He'd prove it to his face, Sir, — That he had the most grace, Sir, And so the fight began.
Page xiii - At the end of 1698, or early in 1699, came out " A Journey to London in the year 1698, after the ingenious method of that made by Dr. Martin Lister the same year;" which he designed as a vindication of his country.
Page 134 - Not far from thence, the Mournful Fields appear, So call'd from lovers that inhabit there. The souls whom that unhappy flame invades, In secret solitude and myrtle shades Make endless moans, and, pining with desire, Lament too late their unextinguish'd fire. Here Procris, Eriphyle here he found, Baring her breast, yet bleeding with the wound Made by her son. He saw Pasiphae...
Page 221 - And were at doleful strife, sir, Who led the better life, sir, And was the better man, And was the better man. The dean he said, that truly, Since Bluff was so unruly, He'd prove it to his face, sir, That he had the most grace, sir; And so the fight began, &c.
Page 221 - twas no wonder, Since gods the dean had three, sir, And more by two than he, sir : For he had got but one, &c. Now while these two were raging, And in dispute engaging, The Master of the CHARTER, Said both had caught a tartar , For gods, sir, there were none, &c.
Page 217 - Cromwell's service much of the cant that prevailed at that time. He was a great plodder in books of divinity, especially in those of the mystical kind, which are supposed to have turned his brain. He was many years in Bedlam, where his library was, after some time, allowed him, as there was not the least probability of his cure. The most conspicuous of his books was a large Bible given him by Nell Gwynne.
Page 187 - A Journey to London, in the year 1698, after the ingenious method of that made by Dr. Martin Lister to Paris, in the same year, &c.
Page xiv - It has been generally allowed that Dr. King, though he could not endure his business as an advocate, made an excellent judge in the court of delegates, as often as he was called to that bench. The fatigue, however, of a civilian's duty was too great for his natural indolence ; and he retired to his student's place at Christ-church, to indulge his predominant attachment at better leisure.
Page xviii - ... in a manner thrown into his lap, that he returned to England with no other treafure than a few merry poems and humourous eflays.
Page xxvi - His chief pleasure consisted in trifles; and he was never happier than when he thought he was hid from the world : yet he loved company, provided they were...

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