Hudibras: Poëme ecrit dans le tems de troubles d'Angleterre, Volumen1

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Página 47 - Still they are sure to be i' th' right. 'Tis a dark lantern of the Spirit, Which none see by but those that bear it ; A light that falls down from on high, For spiritual trades to cozen by ; An ignis fatuus, that bewitches, And leads men into pools and ditches...
Página 105 - For he was of that noble trade That demi-gods and heroes made, Slaughter, and knocking on the head, The trade to which they all were bred...
Página 3 - ... the ears, And made them fight, like mad or drunk, For Dame Religion, as for punk; Whose honesty they all durst swear for, Though not a man of them knew wherefore: When Gospel-Trumpeter, surrounded With long-ear'd rout, to battle sounded, And pulpit, drum ecclesiastic, Was beat with fist, instead of a stick; Then did Sir Knight abandon dwelling, And out he rode a colonelling.
Página 13 - Words so debased and hard, no stone Was hard enough to touch them on; And when with hasty noise he spoke 'em, The ignorant for current took 'em; That, had the orator who once Did fill his mouth with pebble stones When he harangued, but known his phrase, He would have used no other ways.
Página 35 - Twould make clean shoes, and in the earth Set leeks and onions, and so forth : It had been 'prentice to a brewer, Where this and more it did endure, But left the trade, as many more Have lately done on the same score. In th...
Página 59 - In weftern clime there is a town, To thofe that dwell therein well known, Therefore there needs no more be faid here, We unto them refer our reader : For brevity is very good, 670 When w
Página 21 - For his religion it was fit To match his learning and his wit; 'Twas Presbyterian true blue, For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true church militant : Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun...
Página 7 - The difference was so small, his brain Outweigh'd his rage but half a grain ; Which made some take him for a tool That knaves do work with, call'da fool.
Página 41 - Nor trod upon the ground so soft ; And as that beast would kneel and stoop (Some write) to take his rider up ; So Hudibras his ('tis well known) Would often do, to set him down. We shall not need to say what lack Of leather was upon his back ; For that was hidden under pad, And breech of Knight, gall'd full as bad: His strutting...
Página 71 - Verily The point seems very plain to me ; It is an antichristian game, Unlawful both in thing and name. First, for the name ; the word Bear-baiting Is carnal, and of man's creating ; For certainly there's no such word In all the Scripture on record ; Therefore unlawful, and a sin...

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