Hudibras: In Three Parts, Written in the Time of the Late Wars, Volume 1
J. Exshaw, 1757
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Page 315 - But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks! It is the east, and Juliet is the sun ! — Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she...
Page 42 - This sword a dagger had, his page, That was but little for his age, And therefore waited on him so As dwarfs upon knights-errant do : It was a serviceable dudgeon, Either for fighting or for drudging : When it had stabb'd, or broke a head, It would scrape trenchers, or chip bread...
Page xxxix - t has been held by many, that As Montaigne, playing with his cat, Complains she thought him but an ass, Much more she would Sir Hudibras.
Page xxxix - He'd run in debt by disputation, And pay with ratiocination : All this by syllogism true, In mood and figure he would do. For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope : And when he happen'd to break off I' th' middle of his speech, or cough, H...
Page 347 - Before our plate, to have them burst, And cast in fitter models, for The present use of church and war ? Did not our worthies of the House, Before they broke the peace, break vows ? For, having freed us, first from both Th...
Page xxxix - 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. He'd run in debt by disputation, And pay with ratiocination. All this by syllogism, true In mood and figure, he would do.
Page 25 - 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 51 - 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 xxxix - And styled of war as well as peace. (So some rats of amphibious nature Are either for the land or water.) But here our authors make a doubt Whether he were more wise or stout.
Page xxxix - tis known he could speak Greek As naturally as pigs squeak; That Latin was no more difficile, Than to a blackbird 'tis to whistle : Being rich in both, he never scanted His bounty unto such as wanted ; But much of either would afford To many that had not one word.