The Works of Andrew Marvell, Esq; Poetical, Controversial, Political, Containing Many Original Letters, Poems, and Tracts, Never Before Printed. with a New Life of the Author Volume 3

The Works of Andrew Marvell, Esq; Poetical, Controversial, Political, Containing Many Original Letters, Poems, and Tracts, Never Before Printed. with a New Life of the Author Volume 3

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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. 1776 edition. Excerpt: ...has this of gen'rous, that alone He never feeds; save only when he trys With gristly tongue to (iart the passing flys. Vol. III. O o I ask'd I afk'd if he eat flesh. And he, that was So hungry, thai tho' ready to say roase, Would break his fast before, said he was sick, And th' ordnance was only politick. Nor was I longer to invite him: scant Happy at once to make him Protestant, And silent. Nothing now dinner stay'd, But till he had himself a body made: . I mean till lie were dress'd; for else so thitt He stands, as if he only fed had been With consecrated wafers; and the host Hath sure more flesh and blood than he can boast. This basso relievo of a man, Who as a camel tall, yet eafly can The needle's eye thread without any stitch j His only impossible is to be rich. Lest his too subtle body, growing rare, Should leave his foul to wander in the air. He therefore circumscribes himself in rhimes; And swaddled in's own papers seven times, Wears a close jacket of poetic buff, With which he doth his third dimension stuff. Thus armed underneath, he over all Does make a primitive Sotana fall j And above that yet casts an antique cloak, Worn at the first council of Antioch j Which by the Jews long hid, and disesteem'd, He heard of by tradition, and redeem'd. But were he not in this black habit deck'd, This half transparent man would soon reflect Each colour that he past by; and be seen, As the chamelion, yellow, blew, or green. He dress'd, and ready to disfurnish now His chamber, whose compactness did allow No empty place for complimenting doubt, But who came last is forc'd first to go out j I meet one on the stairs who made me stand, Stopping the passage, and did him demand; I answer'd he is here Sir; but you fee You cannot pass to him but thorow me. He...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493753
  • 9781236493750