The Works of Mr. John Cleveland: Containing His Poems, Orations, Epistles, Collected Into One Volume, with the Life of the Author, Volumes 1-3

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R. Holt, 1687 - 514 páginas
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Página 185 - I'd weep the world to such a strain, As it should deluge once again. But since thy loud-tongued blood demands supplies More from Briareus' hands than Argus' eyes, I'll sing thy obsequies with trumpet sounds, And write thy epitaph with blood and wounds.
Página 107 - Highness; you had then trusted us gratis, whereas now we have our former Loyalty to vouch us. You see, my Lord, how much I presume upon the Greatness of your Spirit, that dare prevent my Indictment with so frank a Confession, especially in this which I may so...
Página 107 - I have on the former, I am a true penitent for the latter. My lord, you see my crimes. As to my defence, you bear it about you. I shall plead nothing in my justification, but your...
Página 35 - Help, ye tart satirists, to imp my rage, With all the scorpions that should whip this age. Scots are like witches ; do but whet your pen ; Scratch till the blood come ; they'll not hurt you then.
Página 39 - Lord ! what a godly thing is want of shirts ! How a Scotch stomach and no meat converts ! They wanted food and raiment, so they took Religion for their seamstress and their cook. Unmask them well ; their honours and estate, As well as conscience, are sophisticate. Shrive but their titles and their money poise, A laird and twenty pence...
Página 105 - It is in this confidence, that I address to your Highness, as knowing no place in the nation is so remote, as not to share in the ubiquity of your care ; no prison so close, as to shut me up from partaking of your influence. My Lord, it is my misfortune, that after ten years of retirement from being engaged in the...
Página 105 - Highness, as knowing no place in the nation is so remote, as not to share in the ubiquity of your care ; no prison so close, as to shut me up from partaking of your influence. My Lord, it is my misfortune, that after ten years of retirement from being engaged in the difference of the State, having wound myself up in a private recess, and my comportment to the public...
Página 16 - When Providence our sire did cleave, And out of Adam carved Eve. Then did man 'bout wedlock treat To make his body up complete. Thus matrimony •speaks but thee In a grave solemnity ; For man and wife make but one right Canonical hermaphrodite. Ravel thy body, and I find In every limb a double kind. Who would not think that head a pair, That breeds such...
Página 66 - Of an old half-filled j ug of barley broth ; Tho' she's my mistris, her suitors are many, But shee'll have Square-cap, if e'er she have any. And first, for the plush-sake, the Monmouth-cap* comes, Shaking his head, like an empty bottle, With his new-fangled oath, " by Jupiter's thumbs," That to her health he'll begin a pottle. He tells her, that, after the death of his grannum, He shall have two hundred pounds per annum. But still she replies, " Good sir, la-bee ;* If ever I have a man, then Square-cap...

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