Hudibras: In Three Parts

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Andrus and Judd, 1848 - 312 páginas
 

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Página 209 - What makes all doctrines plain and clear?— About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was prov'd true before, Prove false again?— Two hundred more.
Página 12 - And, as occasion serv'd, would quote ; No matter whether right or wrong, They might be either said or sung. His notions fitted things so well, That which was which he could not tell ; But oftentimes mistook the one For th' other, as great clerks have done.
Página 15 - ... devotion lies In odd perverse antipathies; In falling out with that or this, And finding somewhat still amiss: More peevish, cross, and splenetic, Than dog distract, or monkey sick. That with more care keep Holy-day The wrong...
Página 148 - To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again, And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was...
Página 12 - But oftentimes mistook the one For th' other, as great clerks have done. He could reduce all things to acts, And knew their natures by abstracts ; Where Entity and Quiddity, The ghosts of defunct bodies, fly ; Where truth in person does appear, Like words congeal'd in northern air. He knew what's what, and that's as high As metaphysic wit can fly...
Página 9 - twixt south and south-west side; On either which he would dispute, Confute, change hands, and still confute. He'd undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse; He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl, A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, And rooks committee-men and trustees.
Página 9 - He'd undertake to prove by force Of argument a man's no horse ; He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl, A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, And rooks committee-men and trustees ; He'd run in debt by disputation, And pay with ratiocination.
Página 69 - I thought th' hadst scorn'd to budge a step For fear. (Quoth Echo) Marry guep. Am I not here to take thy part? Then what has quail'd thy stubborn heart ? Have these bones rattled, and this head So often in thy quarrel bled? Nor did I ever winch or grudge it, For thy dear sake. (Quoth she) Mum budget. Think'st thou 'twill not be laid i' th' dish, Thou turn'dst thy back ? (Quoth Echo) pish.
Página 231 - O' th' compass in their bones and joints, Can by their pangs and aches find All turns and changes of the wind. And better than by Napier's bones Feel in their own the age of moons...
Página 277 - He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still ; Which he may adhere to, yet disown, For reasons to himself best known ; But 'tis not to b

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