The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors Volume 9

The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors Volume 9

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...to pump and wheedle, And men with their own keys unriddle; To make them to themselves give answers, For which they pay the necromancers; To fetch and carry' intelligence Of whom, and what, and where, and whence, And all discoveries disperse Among the' whole pack of conjurers; What cut-purses have left with them, For the right owners to redeem, And what they dare not vent, find out, To gain themselves and the' art repute; Draw figures, schemes, and horoscopes, Of Newgate, Bridewell, brokers' shops, Of thieves ascendant in the cart, And find out all by rules of art: Which way a serving-man, that's run With clothes or money away, is gone; Journeyman to Sidrophel, who was one Tom Janes, a foolish Welshman. In a Key to a poem of Mr. Butler's, Whachum ii said to be one Richard Green, who published a pamphlet of about fire sheets of base ribaldry, and called, Hudibrat in a Snare. It was printed about the year 1667. sheets of printed at 1w Who pick'd a fob at holding-fbrth, And where a watch, for half the worth, May be redeem'd; or stolen plate Restor' d at conscionable rate. Beside all this, he serv'd his master In quality of poetaster, And rhymes appropriate could make To every month i' th' almanack; When terms begin and end could tell, With their returns, in doggerel; When the Exchequer opes and shuts. And sowgelder with safety cuts; When men may eat and drink their fill, And when be temperate, if they will; When use, and when abstain from vice, Figs, grapes, phlebotomy, and spice. And as in prison mean rogues beat Hemp for the service of the great, So Whachum beat his dirty brains To' advance his master's fame and gains, And, like the devil's oracles, Put into doggrel rhymes his spells: Which over every month's blank page I' th' almanack, strange...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488016
  • 9781236488015