Political ballads of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, annotated, Volume 1

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William Walker Wilkins
Longmans, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1860 - English poetry

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Page 140 - I' th' rump of man, of such a virtue, No force in nature can do hurt to ; And therefore, at the last great day, All th' other members shall they say, Spring out of this, as from a seed All sorts of vegetals proceed : From whence the learned sons of art, Os sacrum, justly style that part.
Page 197 - THE DUCHESS OF PORTSMOUTH'S PICTURE. "September 1682. " Who can on this Picture look, And not strait be wonder-struck That such a speaking dowdy thing Should make a beggar of a King, Three happy nations turn to tears, And all their former love to fears ; Ruin the great, and raise the small, Yet will by turns betray them all ? Lowly born and meanly bred, Yet of this nation is the head; For half Whitehall make her their court, Tho' th'other half make her their sport.
Page 11 - The man in the moon May wear out his shoon, By running after Charles his wain ; But all's to no end, For the times will not mend, Till the king enjoys his own again.
Page 201 - Tribute due and just, Still spent and spilt for Subjects good. If such Kings are by God appointed, The Devil may be the Lord's Anointed...
Page 113 - Here's a roll of the states tobacco, If any good fellow will take it ; No Virginia had e'er such a smack-o, And I'll tell you how they did make it : 'Tis th...
Page 276 - Lilli, &c. We'll hang Magna Charta and dem in a rope. Lilli, &c. For de good Talbot is made a lord, Lilli, &c. And with brave lads is coming aboard : Lilli, &c. Who all in France have taken a sware, Lilli, &c. Dat dey will have no protestant heir.
Page 116 - And here are his dray, and his slings ; Here are Hewson's awl, and his bristles ; With diverse other odd things : And what is the price doth belong To all these matters before ye ? I'll sell them all for an old song, And so I do end my story.
Page 200 - Then, Charles, beware of thy Brother York, Who to thy Government gives Law; If once we fall...
Page 172 - Tis newly printed, and newly come forth. 'Twas made of a Cloak that fell out with a gown, That crampt all the kingdom, and crippl'd the crown.
Page 163 - My coyne is spent, my time is lost, And I this only fruit can boast, That once I saw my king. But this doth most afflict my mind: I went to court in hope to find Some of my friends in place; And walking there, I had a sight Of all the crew, but, by this light ! I hardly knew one face.

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