Miscellanies: Prose and Verse, Volume 3

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Page 406 - Forty times over let Michaelmas pass ; Grizzling hair the brain doth clear; Then you know a boy is an ass, Then you know the worth of a lass — Once you have come to forty year. Pledge me round ; I bid ye declare, All good fellows whose beards are...
Page 124 - Exchange who bulls and bears, and buys and sells, and dabbles with lying loans, and trades on state-secrets, what is he but a gamester ? The merchant who deals in teas and tallow, is he any better ? His bales of dirty indigo are his dice, his cards come up every year instead of every ten minutes, and the sea is his green table.

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