Poetical Works, Volume 1

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Griffin, Bohn, and Company, 1861
 

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Page 52 - The wrong, than others the right way; Compound for sins they are inclined to, By damning those they have no mind to : Still so perverse and opposite, As if they worshipped God for spite.
Page 46 - twixt south and south-west side ; On either which he would dispute, Confute, change hands, and still confute.
Page 52 - God for spite. The self-same thing they will abhor One way, and long another for. Free-will they one way disavow, Another, nothing else allow. All piety consists therein In them, in other men all sin. Rather than fail, they will defy That which they love most tenderly , Quarrel with minced-pies, and disparage Their best and dearest friend — plum-porridge ; Fat pig and goose itself oppose, And blaspheme custard through the nose. Th...
Page 51 - 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 43 - Tli" adventure of the bear and fiddle Is sung, but' breaks off in the middle. WHEN civil fury first grew high. And men fell out, they knew not why ; When hard words jealousies, and fears, Set folks together by the ears, And made them fight, like mad or drunk, For Dame Religion, as for punk...
Page 46 - I' th' middle of his speech, or cough, H' had hard words, ready to show why, And tell what rules he did it by : Else, when with greatest art he spoke, You'd think he talked like other folk ; For all a rhetorician's rules Teach nothing but to name his tools.
Page 50 - He could raise scruples dark and nice, And after solve 'em in a trice ; As if Divinity had catch'd The itch, on purpose to be...
Page 52 - 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 53 - This hairy meteor did denounce The fall of sceptres and of crowns ; With grisly type did represent Declining age of government, And tell, with hieroglyphic spade, Its own grave and the state's were made...
Page 71 - Vickars, And force them, though it was in spite Of Nature, and their stars, to write ; Who, as we find in sullen writs, And...

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