Discoveries in Hieroglyphics and Other Antiquities: In Progress to which Many Favorite Compositions are Put in a Light Now Entirely New, and Such as Rendered Them Infinitely More Amusing ...

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J. Gillet, 1813
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Page 8 - Twas Presbyterian true blue, 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 8 - 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; Call fire and sword, and desolation, A godly, thorough Reformation, Which always must be carry'd on, And still be doing, never done; As if Religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended...
Page 135 - The sun had long since, in the lap Of Thetis, taken out his nap, And, like a lobster boil'd, the morn From black to red began to turn...
Page 10 - The one or t'other magazine, They stoutly in defence on't stood, And from the wounded foe drew blood ; And, till th' were storm'd and beaten out, 325 Ne'er left the fortify'd redoubt.
Page 117 - Some have been beaten till they know What wood a cudgel's of, by th' blow ; Some kick'd, until they can feel whether A shoe be Spanish or neat's leather ; And yet have met, after long running, With some whom they have taught that cunning'.
Page 7 - twixt south and south-west side; On either which he would dispute, Confute, change hands, and still confute. He'd undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse; He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl, A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, And rooks committee-men and trustees.
Page 18 - A squire he had whose name was Ralph ', That in th' adventure went his half, Though writers, for more stately tone, Do call him Ralpho, 'tis all one ; And when we can, with metre safe, We'll call him so; if not, plain Ralph...
Page 206 - What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was prov'd true before, Prove false again? Two hundred more.
Page 21 - Still they are sure to be i' th' right. 'Tis a dark lantern of the Spirit, Which none see by but those that bear it ; A light that falls down from on high, For spiritual trades to cozen by ; An...
Page 219 - He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still...

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