Hudibras: In Three Parts

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W. Borradaile, 1829 - 312 pages
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Page 10 - 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 talk'd like other folk ; For all a rhetorician's rules Teach nothing but to name his tools.
Page 63 - To let them see I am no starter. In all the trade of war no feat Is nobler than a brave retreat : For those that run away, and fly, Take place at least o' the
Page 9 - 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 193 - 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 213 - O' th' compass in their bones and joints, Can by their pangs and aches find All turns and changes of the wind, And better than by Napier's bones Feel in their own the age of moons...
Page 73 - Not to be forfeited in battle. If he that in the field is slain Be in the bed of honour lain, He that is beaten may be said To lie in Honour's truckle-bed. 1050 For as we see th...
Page 14 - 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 259 - He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still ; Which he may adhere to, yet disown, For reasons to himself best known ; But 'tis not to b
Page 15 - 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.
Page 25 - He took her naked, all alone, Before one rag of form was on. The Chaos, too, he had descry'd, And seen quite through, or else he ly'd : Not that of Pasteboard, which men shew 565 For groats at fair of Barthol'mew ; But its great grandsire, first o...

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