The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope. to Which Is Prefixed a Life of the Author

The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope. to Which Is Prefixed a Life of the Author

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...voice, 'Get money, money still! And then let Virtue follow, if she will.' This, this the saving ductrine, preach'd to all, From low St. James's up to high St. Paul! From him whuse quills stand quiver'd at his ear, To him who nutches stitks at Westminster. Barnard in spirit, sense, and truth aboonds; Pray then what wants he?' Fourscore thousand A pension, or such harness for a slave poonds As Bug now has, and Dorimant would have. Barnard, thou art a cit with all thy worth; But Bug and Dl, their honours, and so forth. i ct every child anuther song will sing, Virtue, brave boys! 'lis virtue makes n king.' I'rue, conscious honour, is to feel no sin, He's aisn'd without that's innucent within; Be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass; Compared to this, a minister 's an ass. And say, to which shall our applause belong, This new court-jargon, or the good old song? The modem language of corrupted peers. Or what was spoke at Cressy or Poitiers? Who coonsels best? who whispers, 'Be but great, With praise or infamy, leave that to fate; Get place and wealth, if pussible, with grace; If nut, by any means get wealth and place: ' For what? to have a box where eonuchs sing, And foremust in the circle eye a king: Or he, who bids thee face with steady view Proud fortone, and look shallow greatness through: And, while he bids thee, sets the example too? If such a ductrine, in St. James's air, Should chance to make the well-dress'd rabble stare; In honest Sz take scandal at a spark, That less admires the palace than the park: 'Faith I shall give the answer Reynard gave: I cannut like, dread sire, your royal cave; Because I see, by all the tracks about, Full many a beast goes in, but none come out' Adieu to Virtue, if you 're once a slave: Send her to court, you...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583337
  • 9781236583338