A Collection of Epigrams; To Which Is Prefix'd, a Critical Dissertation on This Species of Poetry

A Collection of Epigrams; To Which Is Prefix'd, a Critical Dissertation on This Species of Poetry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1727 edition. Excerpt: ... young wench, Told her, nought but herself his love could quench;.. _....--Good sir, quoth she, your lustful suit withdraw, Youshall not thatch my new house with old straw. Hohiiu i ' ' ';' CCLX. To a Lady who wore Fetiches. T Know your heart cannot so guilty be, That you should wear these spots for vanity Or, as your beauty's trophies, put on one For every murder which your eyes have done: No, they'reyour mourning weeds for hearts forlorn, Which, tho' you must not love, you cou'd not l'cornj To whom, since cruel honour does deny Those joys could only cure their misery: Yet you this-noble way to grace 'em, round;--Whilst thus your grief their martyrdom has crown'd: '. Of which take heed you prove not prodigal; For if to every common funeral, By your eyes martyr'd, such grace wereallow'd, "Your face would wear not patches, but a cloud. CCLXlt Aulus and Calenus: Imitated from Buchanas. T Gave Calenus once a civil dun, He, courtier-like, cry'd--Pr'ythee get thee gone.. The sum was--Oh, live thousand sesterces-y Thus cross'd, I went to Aulus for advice; He bade me prosecute; and swore It was. Nothing more just: --so undertook the cause. When some sive years he'd had th' affair in hand, For fourscore poiinds he makes a. small demand.; J Lest the remainder of my cause sttould waste Th uneqiial stock both of my days and chest; What mould I do?---I found, without a pause, I left my lawyer, and I dropp'd my cause. Sure to be deaf whene'er Calenus ties His honour, or when Aulus shall advi&. '..: ., D'ye ask which most I'd shun?--my story tells, . CAIENUS gives me words, but Aulus stlli. CCLXIII. On the Expulsion of a Member os the House of Commons, for an Attempt to bribe a Member of the Secret Committee/'V' '"po raise a lady's expectations high, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504445
  • 9781236504449