Epigrams

Epigrams

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...amiss, Since nothing could be better than what is t Upon one Stealing a Pound of Candles. LIGHT-FINGERED Jack, to keep his hands in use, Stole anything, --of this you may be sure, That he thinks all his own which once he handles;--For practice' sake did steal a pound of candles; Was taken in the act. O foolish wight, To steal such things as needs must come to light I The Antiquary. F in his study he hath so much care To hang all old things, let his wife beware! Dr. J. Donne. Disinherited. THY father all from thee, by his last will, Gave to the poor: thou hast good title still. Dr. J. Donne. MENODITIS'S portrait here is kept, Most odd it is: How very like to all the world, except Menoditis. Leonidas. A LL mortal things from mortals glide, And they from all that doth abide. Lucian. The Traveller and his Gorilla. THE gift by nature's boon supplied This pair unequally divide: The traveller's tale is far from small, The monkey has no tail at all. R. Garnett. Our Undertaker. OUR undertaker with his acid phiz, A grim, austere, sardonic fellow is; And, save for business' sake, was never heard By any mortal man to speak a word. Yet Bacchus, Venus, and the Graces three, Have no such potent advocate as he. R. Garnett. THE nobles of a great imperial court, Aggrieved that mortals of inferior sort In rides and drives should on them throng and press, Appealed unto the Emperor for redress. "Let each ride with his equals;"--thus they prayed, Propounding how this rule might be obeyed, By a nice plan, already cut and dried. "One thing have you forgotten to provide," The monarch said: --" With whom am I to ride?" R. Garnett. FORTUNE advanced thee, that all might aver, That nothing is impossible to her. On Waller. VARIOUS his...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870263
  • 9781236870261