The Works of Peter Pindar, Esq. with a Copious Index; To Which Is Prefixed Some Account of His Life Volume 2

The Works of Peter Pindar, Esq. with a Copious Index; To Which Is Prefixed Some Account of His Life Volume 2

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...It looks with rapture on a simple head, Of puerilities the rich hot-hed, So pleasing to the taste of Ridicule. Rm crops! that, thlck'uing into life, And should the head helong to some great duke, Hawk-satire eyes it with the keenest look: Still, should the owner hap to he a king, Sharp for her quarry, how she prunes her wing! Such is the proneness to assail great folk, And make high hirth and state a standingjoke... However, a young oflicer, a huck, Wishing prodigiously to have a look, Dash'd forth, to pierce the middle of the light, Meaning to violate the dame so good; Which meaning, when the Devil understood, He choak'd the wanton rogue out-right. Dear as the doctor's hill to this good nation, _ Which Parliament, with tears of joy, survey'd; Which hrought ahout a much-desir'd salvation, ' For which the doctors have heen poorly paid: Dear as the royal message + to the nation, By which more money humhly is implor'd--' More money for the children's education---, Hard times! more money for the children's hoard: ' The son of a praefect. + What a niggardl y set of representatives we send to parliament! To suffer his majesty sofrequcntlg to he hc ging for a little money, is shameful in the o"omo----ln God's name, let him have the Tresuury at once-Had he heen worth ten or eleven millions, '1n 1=coIwmy would have heen pardonahle. So dear to monarchs is that idol pow'r! So dear is prompt ohedience to a king! ' Far, of resistance he the trying hour! God hless us! what a melancholy thing! V Yet opposition-franght to royal wishes, . Quite counter to a gracious king's commands, Behold! th' academicians, those strange fishes, For Wheatley...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861612
  • 9781236861610