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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 181
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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Hudibras: In Three Parts. Written in the Time of the Civil Wars. By Samuel ...

Samuel Butler - 1773 - 404 pages
...by the fcque.l fhall be fliown. The fun bad long fmce, in the lap Of Thetis, taken out his nap. )0 And like a lobfter boil'd, the morn, From black to red began to turn; When Hudibias, whom thoughts and aking, Twixt fleeping kept all night, and waking,, Began to rub his drowfy...
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Hudibras, in Three Parts: Written in the Time of the Late Wars, Volume 1

Samuel Butler - 1774 - 476 pages
...own, As by the fequel (hall be (hown. 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 ; When Hudibras, whom thoughts and itking, 'Twixt fleeping kept all night, and waking, Began to rub his drowfy eyes, And from his couch...
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Essays: On the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to ..., Volume 2

James Beattie - 1776 - 582 pages
...produced the drollery in queftion. * 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. " of fuch an odd union of images. We " But as we may be betrayed into a mo" mentary belief, that Garrick...
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A Course of Lectures on Oratory and Criticism

Joseph Priestley - 1777 - 348 pages
...in the following lines of Butler : 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. HUD. Part II. Cant. II. Ver. 29. This effect is called burlefque ; and a great object degraded in this...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 13

English poets - 1790 - 344 pages
...Knight's rifing, and zing up his Squire, are humouroufly delcribcd. And, like a lobfter boil'd, the mom From black to red began to turn ; When Hudibras, whom...all night, and waking, Began to rub his drowfy eyes, 35 And from his couch prepar'd to rife, Refolving to difpatch the deed He vow'd to do, with trufty...
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Elements of Moral Science, Volume 1

James Beattie - 1790 - 462 pages
...give one inftance, is that comparifon in Hudibras, of the dawn of the morning to a boiled lobfter ; *' Like a lobfter boil'd the morn From ' black to- red began to turn." At firft, there feems to be no refemblance at all : but, when we recollect, that the lobfter's colour...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 5

1795 - 744 pages
...fhewtr. The fun had long fince, in the lap Of Thetis, taken out his nap, And like a fobftcr bpil'd, the morn From black to red began to turn ; When Hudibras, whom thoughts and aking 'Twutt fleeping kept, all night, and waking, Began to rub his drowfy eyes, And from his couch prepar'd...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Milton. Cowley. Waller ...

1792 - 760 pages
...The fun had long fince, in the bp Of Thetis, taken out hi nap, And like a lobßer boil'd, the mora From black to red began to turn ; When Hudibras, whom thoughts and akir.; 'Twixt fleeping kept, all night, and waiii.; Began to rub his drowfy eye, And from his couch...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 33-34

John Bell - 1797
...brie wrre f.fr.^t si" f .^ 'vaifr.i£.i, .. k: za'S s:i...'£, ^u.;wi.. And, lite a lobster boil'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 rub his drowsy eyes, . 35 And from his couch prepar'd...
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The Poems of Allan Ramsay, Volume 1

Allan Ramsay - 1800 - 574 pages
...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 finile ; but...
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