The Poems of William Browne of Tavistock Volume 1

The Poems of William Browne of Tavistock Volume 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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...ears; Let the wolf leave howling, The baboon his scowling, And Grillus hie Out of his sty. 170 Though grunting, though barking, though braying, ye come, We'll make ye dance quiet and so send ye home. No gin shall snare you, Nor mastive scare you, Nor learn the baboon's tricks, 175 Nor Grillus scoff From the hog trough, But turn again unto the thicks. Here's none ('tis hop'd) so foolish scorns That any else should wear the horns; 180 Here's no cur with howling, Nor an ape with scowling, Shall mock or moe At what you show. In jumping, in skipping, in turning, or ought 185 You shall do to please us, how well or how nought. If there be any Among this many, Whom such an humour steers, May he still lie 190 In Grillus' sty, Or wear for ever the asses' ears. While the first staff of this song was singing out of the thickets on either side the boscage came rushing the Antimasque, being such as by Circe were supposed to have been transformed (having the minds of men still) into these shapes following: 178.--Thicks, thickets. 183.--Moe, mow, make mouths. 189.--Steers, disturbs, frightens. Boscage, wood. 2. With parts, heads and bodies as Acteon is The music pictur'd. was com 2. Like Midas with asses' ears. treble violins 2. Like wolves as Lycaon is drawn. 1 2. Like baboons. a bass viol, Grillus (of whom Plutarch writes in his Morals) in St'l-or the shape of a hoe. namute, and & a_ tabor and These together dancing an antic measure towards the latter end of it missed Grillus, who was newly slipped away, and whilst they were at a stand, wondering what was become of him, the wood-man stepped forth and sung-this song: Song. Grillus is gone; belike he hath heard The dairy-maid knock at the trough in the yard: Through thick and thin he wallows, more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927354
  • 9781236927354