Sybilline Verses; Or, the Mirror of Fate

Sybilline Verses; Or, the Mirror of Fate

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... dark, enjoys the honor Of a moon to wait upon her; Venus, though divinely bright, Cannot boast a satellite. This fellow pecks up wit, as pigeons peas: And utters it again when God doth please; He is wit's pedler; and retails his wares At wakes and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs; And we that sell by gross, the Lord doth know, Have not the grace to grace it with such show. This gallant pins the wenches on his sleeve; Had he been Adam, he had tempted Eve: He can carve too, and lisp: why, this is he That kissed away his hand in courtesy: This is the ape of form, monsieur the nice, That when he plays at tables, chides the dice In honorable terms; nay, he can sing A mean most meanly; and, in ushering, Mend him who can; the ladies call him sweet; The stairs as he treads on them, kiss his feet; This is the flower that smiles on every one. To show his teeth as white as whales' bone. Thy brow may beam in glory awhile; Thy cheek may bloom, and thy lip may smile; Thy full dark eye may brightly beam In life's gay morn, in hope's young dream; But clouds shall darken that brow of snow, And sorrow blight thy bosom's glow. I know by thy spirit so haughty and high, I know by that brightly-flashing eye, That, maiden, there's that within thy breast, Which hath marked thee out for a soul unblest. a A physician, a quack, who hath not learned his trade, Yet wishes to pass for a sober M. D. Whom wise men will shun, of his new schemes afraid, Such, such, my young friend, you are destined to be. Yet fear not, for people are plenty you know, Who love to be dosed, and will pay you for killing; Just put on a long knowing face, for a show, And dash out in style, though you 're not worth a shilling. Learn a few Latin words, do not fail to remember, Then purchase a more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500601
  • 9781236500601