Hudibras: In Three Parts

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S. Andrus, 1846 - 312 pages
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Page 15 - 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 ; That with more care keep holy-day 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 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 9 - 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 16 - Twas bound to suffer persecution And martyrdom with resolution ; T' oppose itself against the hate And vengeance of th' incensed state, In whose defiance it was worn, Still ready to be pull'd and torn, With red-hot irons to be tortur'd, Revil'd, and spit upon, and martyr'd.
Page 14 - 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 19 - He ne'er gave quarter to any such. The trenchant blade, Toledo trusty, For want of fighting, was grown rusty, And ate into itself, for lack Of somebody to hew and hack...
Page 279 - 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 112 - Which all address and courtship's made to. Thought he, I understand your play, And how to quit you your own way : He that will win his dame must do As Love does when he bends his bow ; 456 With one hand thrust the lady from, And with the other pull her home. I grant...
Page 13 - Or, like a mountebank, did wound And stab herself with doubts profound, Only to show with how small pain The sores of Faith are cured again; 170 Altho' by woful proof we find They always leave a scar behind. He knew the seat of Paradise...
Page 50 - Did they, for this draw down the rabble, With zeal and noises formidable ; And make all cries about the town Join throats to cry the bishops down...

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