All the blocks! Or, An antidote to 'All the talents' [by E.S. Barrett]. A satirical poem, by Flagellum

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J. Smeeton, 1807 - Great Britain - 76 pages

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Page 2 - Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief ? Fare you well: had you such a loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do.
Page i - This common body, Like to a vagabond flag upon the stream, Goes to and back, lackeying the varying tide, To rot itself with motion.
Page 35 - Next him his son and heir apparent Succeeded, though a lame vicegerent, Who first laid by the parliament, The only crutch on which he leant, And then sunk underneath the state, That rode him above horseman's weight. And now the saints began their reign, For which they 'ad yearn'd so long in vain. And felt such bowel hankerings, To see an empire all of kings, Deliver'd from th' F.gyptian awe Of justice, government, and law. And free t...
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Page 15 - Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo ; down ! Thy crown does sear mine eye-balls. And thy hair, Thou other gold-bound brow, is like the first. A third is like the former. Filthy hags 1 Why do you show me this ? A fourth ! Start, eyes ! What, will the line stretch out to the crack of doom? Another yet ! A seventh ! I '11 see no more : And yet the eighth appears, who bears a glass Which shows me many more ; and some I see...
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Page 76 - Irritable. fn which they will have the agreeable satisfaction of seeing their torments and vexatious experimentally illustrated. By SIR FRETFUL MURMUR, " We thrice hail this little volume, and strongly recommend it to all our sensitive readers who love to laugh.
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