Hudibras: Poëme ecrit dans le tems de troubles d'Angleterre, Volume 1

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Page 43 - 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 ignis fatuus, that bewitches, And leads men into pools and ditches...
Page 105 - For he was of that noble trade That demi-gods and heroes made, Slaughter, and knocking on the head, The trade to which they all were bred...
Page 7 - Words so debased and hard, no stone Was hard enough to touch them on; And when with hasty noise he spoke 'em, The ignorant for current took 'em; That, had the orator who once Did fill his mouth with pebble stones When he harangued, but known his phrase, He would have used no other ways.
Page 31 - Twould make clean shoes, and in the earth Set leeks and onions, and so forth : It had been 'prentice to a brewer, Where this and more it did endure, But left the trade, as many more Have lately done on the same score. In th...
Page 55 - In weftern clime there is a town, To thofe that dwell therein well known, Therefore there needs no more be faid here, We unto them refer our reader : For brevity is very good, 670 When w
Page 15 - For his religion it was fit To match his learning and his wit; '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...
Page 1 - The difference was so small, his brain Outweigh'd his rage but half a grain ; Which made some take him for a tool That knaves do work with, call'da fool.
Page 37 - Nor trod upon the ground so soft ; And as that beast would kneel and stoop (Some write) to take his rider up ; So Hudibras his ('tis well known) Would often do, to set him down. We shall not need to say what lack Of leather was upon his back ; For that was hidden under pad, And breech of Knight, gall'd full as bad: His strutting...
Page 67 - Verily The point seems very plain to me ; It is an antichristian game, Unlawful both in thing and name. First, for the name ; the word Bear-baiting Is carnal, and of man's creating ; For certainly there's no such word In all the Scripture on record ; Therefore unlawful, and a sin...

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