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

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

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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: ...They 're stout and gallant fellows reckon'd Th' old Romans freedom did bestow, 235 Our princes warship, with a blow. King Pyrrhus cur'd his fplenetick And testy courtiers with a kick. The Negus, when some mighty lord Or potentate 's to be restor'd, 24.4 And Ver. 232. Pultrooni. So in all editions to'(716, inclusive. Altered, afterwards, to poltroons. Ver. 239 A King of AEthiopia. And pardon'd for some great offence, With which he 's willing to dispence, First has him laid upon his belly, Then beaten back and side t' a jelly; That done, he rises, humbly bows, And gives thanks for the princely blows; Departs not meanly proud, and boasting Of his magnisicent rib-roasting. The beaten soldier proves most manful, That, like his sword, endures the anvil, And justly 's held more formidable, The more his valour 's malleable: But he that fears a bastinado, Will run away from his own shadow: And though I'm now in durance fast, By our own party basely cast, Ransom, exchange, parole, refus'd, And worse than by the enemy us'd; In close catasta strut, past hope Of wit or valour to elope; As beards, the nearer that they tend To th' earth, still grow more reverend; Ver. 241. And f ardors d for some great J This and the following line, in the two edition 1664., stand thus; To his good grace, for some offence Forfeit before, and pardon'd since. LAnd. cannons shoot the higher pitches, The lower we let down their breeches;, I'll make this low dejected fate 26 c advance me to a greater height. Quoth me, You 'ave almost made me in love f ith that which did my pity move, ireat wits and valours, like great states, Jo sometimes sink with their own weights; 270 ti' extremes of glory and of shame, ke east and west, become the fame. 1 Indian prince has to his palace bre..show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236531469
  • 9781236531469