The Works of the British Poets, Collated with the Best Editions Volume 12

The Works of the British Poets, Collated with the Best Editions Volume 12

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...Have great contempt of Alma's parts: They find she giddy is, or dull, She doubts if things are void or full; And who should be presum'd to tell What she herself should see or feel? She doubts if two and two make four, Though she has told them ten times o'er. It can't---it may be--and it must; To which of these must Alma trust? Nay, further yet they make her go, In doubting if she doubts or no. Can syllogism set things right? No; majors soon with minors fight; Or, both in friendly consort join'd, The consequence limps false behind. So to some cunning man she goes, And asks of him how much she knows; With patience grave he hears her speak, And from his short notes gives her back What from her tale he comprehended; Thus the dispute is wisely ended. v01.. Ill. L From the account the loser brings, The conjuror knows who stole the things.' ' 'Squire (interrupted'Dick) since when Were you amongst these cunning men?' ' Dear Dick, (quoth Mat) let not thy force Of eloquence spoil my discourse: I tell thee this is Alma's case, Still asking what some wise man says, Who does his mind in words reveal, Which all must grant, though few can spell. You tell your doctor that you're ill, And what does he but write a bill? Of which you need not read one letter; The worse the scrawl, the dose the better: For if you knew but what you take, Though you recover, he must break. ' Ideas, forms, and intellects, Have furnislfd out three different sects. Substance or accident divides All Europe into adverse sides. ' Now as, engag'd in arms or laws, You must have ti-iends to back your cause, In philosophic matters so-Your judgment must with others go: For as in senates so in...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236797973
  • 9781236797971