Works Volume 2

Works Volume 2

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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. 1764 edition. Excerpt: ...Dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, E They rave, recite, and madden round the land. What walls can guard me, or what shades can hide? They pierce my thickets, thro' my Grot they glide, By land, by water, they renew the charge, They stop the chariot, and they board the barge-. 10 No place is sacred, not the Church is free, Ev'n Sunday shines no Sabbath-day to me: Then from the Mint walks forth the man of rhyme, Happy! to catch me, just at Dinner-time. Is there a Parson, much be-mus'd in beer, Ij A maudlin Poetess, a rhyming Peer, Vxr. i. Sbut, Jbut the door, good yhbti.' John Sear), his old and faithfol servant: whom he has remembered, under that character, in his Will. Ver. 13. Mint. A place to which insolvent debtors retired, . to enjoy an illegal protection, which they were there susfered to asford one another, from the persecution of their creditors, A Clerk, foredoom'd his father's soul to cross, Who pens a Stanza, Vvhen he should engross? Is there, who, lock'd from ink and paper, scrawls.With desp'rate charcoal round his darken'd walls? 20 All fly to Twit'n A M, and in humble strain Apply to me, to keep them mad or vain. Arthur, whose giddy son neglects the Laws, Imputes to me and my damn'd works the cause: Poor Cornus sees his frantic wise elope, -z5 And curses Wit, and Poetry, and Pope. Friend to my Lise! (which did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song) What Drop or Nostrum can this plague remove? Or which must end me, a Fool's wrath or love? 30 A dire dilemma! either way I'm sped. If fees, they write, if friends, they read me dead. Seiz'd and ty'd down to judge, how wretched I! Who can't be silent, and who will not lye: To laugh, ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572718
  • 9781236572714