The Complete Works of Samuel Rowlands, 1598-1628; Now First Collected ... Volume 14

The Complete Works of Samuel Rowlands, 1598-1628; Now First Collected ... Volume 14

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...with her smiles auspicious, Grac'd Englzsh with the day victorious: A funeral Oration one did make, And of dead French-mens valours highly fpake: V/hich a blunt Souldier hearing, feru'd our King, Pray sir (quoth he) let me demand one thing: You doe extoll them wondroufly, are flaine; And said, their honour endlesse shall remaine, Tho they are dead, you say, their fame doth liue, And yeeld them all good words a tongue can giue; But if they merit this be'ng dead: pray then What deserue we, haue flaine those valiant men? Mony Wise, hold your hand, and do but heare me speake, You sent me to the Doctors with your pisse, And by the way, the Vrinall did breake, So euer since I haue beene buying this: And here's another, pray you leake againe, And Ile to morrow, take some further paine. Epzgram. Ladud (a Brittish King) would play the foole, And flye (like Dedalus) without controule: But while he thought loues Princely bird to checke, His Feathers gaue him leaue to breake his necke. A German (called Peter Stumpe) by charme Of an inchanted Girdle, did much harme, Transform'd himselfe into a Wolfeish shape, And in a wood did many yeeres escape The hand of Iustice, till the Hang-man met him, And from a. Wolfe, did with an halter fet him: Thus counterfaiting shapes haue had ill lucke, Witnesse Acteon when he plaid the Bucke. And now of late, but bad successe I heare, To an vnfortunate two-legged Beare, Who though indeede he did deserue no ill, Some Butchers (playing Dogs) did well-nye kill: Belike they did reuenge vpon him take, For Hunckes and Stone, and Paris-gardens sake, With all the kindred of their friend old Harry: But should the Fortune-Beare, by death misse-carry, I cannot see, but (by the Lawes consent) The Butchers would at Tyburne more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913132
  • 9781236913135