Poems and Ballads Volume 2

Poems and Ballads Volume 2

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... this pretext with thine heart; But if thou know not good from evil a whit, Either thy head is hard as stone to hit, Or shame, not honour, gives thee most content What canst thou answer to this argument?--When I am dead I shall be well at ease.--God! what good hope!--Thou art over eloquent--I say no more.--I care not though thou cease.--Whence is this ill?--From sorrow and not from sin. When Saturn packed my wallet up for me I well believe he put these ills therein.--Fool, wilt thou make thy servant lord of thee? Hear now the wise king's counsel; thus saith he: All power upon the stars a wise man hath; There is no planet that shall do him scathe.--Nay, as they made me I grow and I decrease.--What say'st thou?--Truly this is all my faith.--I say no more.--I care not though thou cease.--Wouldst thou live still?--God help me that I may!--Then thou must--What? turn penitent and pray?--Read always--What?--Grave words and good to say; Leave off the ways of fools, lest they displease.--Good; I will do it.--Wilt thou remember?--Yea.--Abide not till there come an evil day. I say no more.--I care not though thou cease. EPISTLB IN FORM OF A BALLAD TO HIS FRIENDS. Have pity, pity, friends, have pity on me, Thus much at least, may it please you, of your grace I I lie not under hazel or hawthorn-tree Down in this dungeon ditch, mine exile's place By leave of God and fortune's foul disgrace. Girls, lovers, glad young folk and newly wed, Jumpers and jugglers, tumbling heel o'er head, Swift as a dart, and sharp as needle-ware, Throats clear as bells that ring the kine to shed, Your poor old friend, what, will you leave him there? Singers that sing at pleasure, lawlessly, Light, laughing, gay of word and deed, that race And run like folk light-witted as ye be And...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607910
  • 9781236607911