The Works of Richard Savage, Esq; With an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author - By Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. Volume 2

The Works of Richard Savage, Esq; With an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author - By Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. Volume 2

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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. 1777 edition. Excerpt: ...to shun a Premunire. Within, without, be tidings roll'd around; Organs within, and bells without refound. Lawn-slccv'd, and mitred, stand he now confest: See Codex confecrate!--A folemn jest! The wicked's pray'rs prevail not--pardon me, Who, for your lordship's blessing, bend--no knee.' Like other priests, when to fmall fees you fend 'em. Let our's held fat-goofe living in commendam! Au An officer, who ne'er his King rever'J; For trait'rous toasts, and cowardice cashier'd; A broken 'pothecary, once renown d For drugs, that poifon'd half the country round: From whom warm girls, if pregnant ere they marry, Take physic, and for honour's fake mifcarry: A lawyer, fam'd for length'ning bills of coll, While much he plagu'd mankind, his clients most, To lick up ev'ry neighbour's fortune known, And then let luxury lick up all his own: A Cambridge Soph, who once for wit was held Esteem'd; but vicious, and for vice expell'd; With parts, his Lordship's lame ones to fupport, In well-tim'd fermons, fit to cant at court; Or accurately pen (a talent better!) His Lordship's fenate fpeech, and past'ral letter: Thefe four, to purify from finful stains, This Bishop first abfolves, and then ordains. His Chaplains thefe; and each of rifing knows Thofe righteous arts, by which their patron rofe. See him Lord Spiritual, dead-voting feated! He foon (tho' ne'er to heav'n) shall be translated. Wou'd now the mitre circle Rundle's crest? See him, with Codex, ready to protest! Thus, holy, holy, holy Bishop rife; Tho' neither learn'd, nor witty, good, nor wife! Think not thefe lays, ye Clergy, wou'd abufe; Thus, when the lays commene'd, premis'd the mufeAll priests are not the fame, be understood! Priests are, like other folks, fome bad, fome good. The good no fanction give...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522176
  • 9781236522177