The Times' Whistle; Or, a New Daunce of Seven Satires. and Other Poems

The Times' Whistle; Or, a New Daunce of Seven Satires. and Other Poems

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...men, leaf 25, tack And yet I scarcely recken one for ten, To trie the working of thy minerals, Thy hearbes, thy drugges & such materials, 2154 in Ms experi _. T.i i i i ii T, ments to test his Perhaps some litle knowledge thou hast gaind drugs he has To ease the head or stomach, being painde; 'e many To help an ague-shaken bodie, cure A fever, dropsie, gout, or cicature; 2158 All this, & more then this, as farre as nature Permites thy skill to healp a mortall creature, Suppose thou canst pe/forme; graunt thou couldst give To a dead body force againe to live, . 2162 As poetes faine that Esculapious Though he has learned some Did to vnjustly slaine Hypolitus; thing, yet, Yet all thy skill wherof thou makst thy vaunt ei, Ms learning Is nothing worth, because thou standst in want 2166 lsuseles8' Of the true knowledge of thy soules salvation, 1 Not unlike ar in MS. We may not do evil that good may come. Drunkenness darkens the splendour of our country, and makes man worse than a beast. Besides ale and wine, we now have Tobacco, a rare Indian weed of great virtues, The sweetnesse of whose only contemplation, The vertue of thy art doe passe, as farre As bright Apollo doth the meanest starre. 2170 Which if thou knewst, it would thee quickly teach Another lesson, far above thy reach Of principles in phisick: '--that noe evill (Which had it's first begining from the devill) 2174 Though good ensue therby, must be committed, Yea though the ill with more good be requitted. How much more then soe horrible a crime As drunkennesse, whose putrefactious slime 2178 Darkens the splendowr of owr common wealth, Must not be acted to secure the health Of the base body (I doe call it base In reference to the soule), so to deface 2182 The purer part of man; yea, by...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653599
  • 9781236653598