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" Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy warrant: Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Say to the court, it glows And shines like rotten wood; Say to the church, it shows What's good, and doth no good : If church and court... "
The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science, Philosophy ... - Page 9263
by Harry Thurston Peck - 1901
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1801
...ERRAND. Go, soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand, Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant; Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Go tell the court it glows, And shines like rotten wood, Go, tell the church it shows What's good,...
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Charles Snart - Poetry - 1808
...Ciro, soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand ; Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant : Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Go, tell the court it glows, And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the church it shows What's good,...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...O, soul, the body's guest, ^-* Upon a thankless errand, Fear not to touch the best. The truth shall be thy warrant ; Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Go, tell the court it glows, And shines like rotten wood, Go, tell the church it shows "What's good,...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...ERRAND. GO, soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand, Tear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant ; Go, since* I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Go, tell the court it glows, And shines like rotten wood, Go, tell the church it shows What's good,...
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Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Ballads, English - 1819
...thankless errant ; — * In the comedy of ' As You like It.' Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant : Go, since I needs must die, And give...the lie. Say to the court, it glows, And shines like rotten-wood ; Say to the church, it shows What's good, and doth no good. If church and court reply,...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 44

England - 1838
..." Go, sonl, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand ; Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant. Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. " Go, tell the court, it glows And shines like rotten wood ; Go tell the church it shows What's good,...
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Chaucer, 1400, to Beaumont, 1628

Thomas Campbell - Authors, English - 1819
...ERRAND. Go, Soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand, Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant ; Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Go, tell the Court it glows, And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the Church it shews What's good...
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Illustrations, Critical, Historical, Biographical, and ..., Volume 2

Richard Warner - 1824
...'' Go, soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless arrant; Fear not to touch the best, The (ruth shall be thy warrant: Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie." His " Farewell" is at once original and tender. The " Pilgrimage" may be estimated from the following...
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The minstrel, a collection of moral and religious poems

Minstrel - 1824
...Go, soul, the hody's guest, Upon a thankless errand! Fear not to touch the hest, The truth shall he thy warrant ; Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie, Go tell the court it glows. And shines like rotten wood, Go, tell the church it shows What's good,...
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The Poetical Rhapsody: To which are Added, Several Other Pieces, Volume 1

Francis Davison - English poetry - 1826
...Specimens, has introduced it, apparently from tliat volume, and justly remarks, that as it was atSay to the Court, it glows, And shines like rotten wood...Church, it shows What's good, and doth no good If Church and Court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell Potentates they live Acting by others' action;...
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