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" The sun had long since, in the lap Of Thetis, taken out his nap, And, like a lobster... "
The Works of the English Poets: Butler - Page 185
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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Hudibras Written in the Time of the Late Wars

Samuel Butler - 1684
...be shown. The Sun had long since in the Lap Of Thetis, taken out his Nap, And like a Lobster boyl'd, the Morn From black to red began to turn. When Hudibras, whom thoughts and aking 'Twixt sleeping kept all night, and waking, Began to rouse his drousie eyes, And from his Couch prepar'd to...
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Edinburgh Magazine: Or Literary Miscellany, Volume 17

1801
...morning, ludicroufly, but wittily : The fun had long fince in the lap Of Thetis taken out his nap, And, like a lobfter boil'd, the morn From black to red began to turn. This pleafes as an ingenious piece of wit. The whimficalnefs of the comparifon makes us fmile ; but...
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