Hudibras, 1

Hudibras, 1

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ... 203.) gives some remarkable instances of children exposed by their unnatural parents, that were nursed by bears, and walked on their hands and feet, and roared like them, and fled the sight of men. v. 172. In military Garden Paris In Southwark, so called from its possessor: it was the place where bears were formerly baited. See John Field's Declaration of God's Judgment at Paris Garden, and Mr. Stubbs's Anatomy of Abuses against Bear-baiting, p. 133, 134, 135. Pr_1/n's H'zstrio-Mastic, part I. p. 563. ' v. 173. For soldiers heretofore did grow This is a satire on the London butchers, who formed a great body in the militia. (Mr. W.) v. 177. For licensing a new invention This and the following lines are fully explained in Bot-calini's Advertisements from Parnassus, (cent. 1. adv. 16. p.27. edit. 1656.) which begins thus: "Ambassadors from all the gardeners in the world are come to the court, who have acquainted his Majesty, that were it either from the bad condition of their seed, the naughtincss of the soil, or from evil celestial influences, so great abundance of weeds grew up in their gardens, as not being any longer able to undergo the charges they were at in weeding them out, and of cleansing __.__'.. To root out all the weeds that grow In public gardens at a blow, 180 And leave th' herbs standing. Quoth Sir Sun, My friends, that is not to be done. their gardens, they should be enforced either to give them over, or else to inhaunce the price of their pumpions, cabbages, and other herbs, unless his Majesty would help them to some instrument, by means whereof they might not be at such excessive charge in keeping their gardens. His Majesty did much wonder at the gardeners' foolish request, and more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855922
  • 9781236855923