A Book of Scotish Pasquils

A Book of Scotish Pasquils

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...our wrongs some kind friend to our Prince should convey, And laugh at your solitude when were away--The Barres in each house when ye empty shall see, You'll say with a sigh, 'twas occa.sion'd by me. Blame not Craigie Vallace, nor call him your grief, It was Stairs, and not he, that deny'd you relief;-Abuse not his letter, nor call him severe, Vhe never, God knows, had his Majesty's ear. Its true ye may think we wer not content When from us ye appealed to the Parliament, But we grieve when we think that your gowns now should pay The expense of your folly on Martinmass day. procured from Charles the II. expressing his dissatisfaction at appeals to Parliament: it is printed at large in the Acts of Sederunt, p. 114. If to hills or to vallies ye chuse to repair, It seems of our favour ye mean to despair; Of your joint resolution we daily do hear, Yet grieve we to think that it cost you so dear. But if malecontents to our Prince should convey, And show we are useless when you are away---Ve'll laugh at our fate, which ye would not prevent, And bid you appeal to the Parliament. As when the generous wine's drawn off and gone, The dregs in punchion a--e remain alone; And when the Lion's dead, base maggots breed Upon his rump, and there do sweetly fced--Even so, of Advocats you're but the Rump, That noble Facu1ty's turn'd to a stump: And so Dundonald does you much commend, Because you are the Faculty's wrong end. But since a Rumple President does sit, That rumps at Bar should domineer was fit. Yet, where the taill is thus in the head's place, No doubt the body has a shitten face. Thus, thus, some men reform our laws and gown, As Taylors doe, by turning upsyde down. R-emonstrant...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867904
  • 9781236867902