The Works of the English Poets; With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 6, P. 1

The Works of the English Poets; With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 6, P. 1

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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. 1779 edition. Excerpt: ...ftar, alas! Has brought you both to this fad pafs? 160 Quoth he, The fortune of the war, Which I am lefs afflifted for, Than to be feen with beard and face By you in fuch a homely cafe. Quoth fhe, Thofe need not be afham'd 165 For being honourably maim'd; If he that is in battle conquer'd, Have any title to his own beard, Though your's be forely lugg'd and torn, It does your vifage more adorn 170 Than if 'twere prun'd, and ftarch'd, and lander'li, And cut fquare by the Ruffian ftandard. A torn beard 's like a tatter'd enfign, That 's braveft which there are mof t rents in. That petticoat about your moulders, 175 Does not fo well become a foldier's; And I'm afraid they are worfe handled, Although i' th' rear, your beard the van led; And thofe uneafy bruifes make My heart for company to ake$ iSo To fee fo worfhipful a friend I' th' pillory fet, at the wrong end. Quoth Hudibras, This thing call'd Pain. Is-(as the learned Stoics maintain) Not. Ver. 14. Infucb a homely cafe. In fuch elen&ique cafe, in the two firft editions of 1664. Vol. I. M Not bad Jimpliciter, nor good, 185 But merely as 'tis underftood. Senfe is deceitful, and may feign As well in counterfeiting pain As other grofs phanomenas In which it oft miftakes the cafe. rya But fince th' immortal intelleft (That 's free from error anil defeft, Whofe objefls ftill perfift the fame) Is free from outward bruife or maim, Which nought external can expofe 195 To grofs material bangs or blows, It follows we can ne'er be fure Whether we pain or not endure, And juft fo far are fore and griev'd As by the fancy is believ'd. oo Some have been wounded with concert, And dy'd of mere opinion ftraight; Others, though wounded fore in reafon, Felt no contufion, nor difcretion. A Saxon duke did grow fo...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236621646
  • 9781236621641