Satires of Andrew Marvell

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Lawrence & Bullen, 1892 - Satire, English - 244 pages
 

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Page 66 - Of a tall stature, and of sable hue, Much like the son of Kish, that lofty Jew, Twelve years complete he suffered in exile, And kept his father's asses all the while...
Page 23 - With hundred rows of teeth the shark exceeds, And on all trades, like casawar, she feeds ; Chops off the piece where'er she close the jaw, Else swallows all down her indented maw.
Page 13 - Pigmies, who best kills the crane, Among the hungry he that treasures grain, Among the blind the one-eyed blinkard reigns, So rules among the drowned he that drains. Not who first see the rising sun commands, But who could first discern the rising lands.
Page 44 - After this loss, to relish discontent, Some one must, be accused by parliament. All our miscarriages on Pett must fall, His name alone seems fit to answer all. Whose counsel first did this mad war beget? Who all commands sold through the navy? Pett. Who would not follow when the Dutch were beat? Who treated out the time at Bergen ? Pett. Who the Dutch fleet with storms disabled met ? And, rifling prizes, them neglected? Pett. Who with false news prevented...
Page 13 - How did they rivet with gigantic piles Thorough the centre their new-catched miles, And to the stake a struggling country bound, Where barking waves still bait the forced ground ! Building their watery Babel far more high To reach the sea, than those to scale the sky.
Page 12 - As but th' off-scouring of the British sand, And so much earth as was contributed By English pilots when they heav'd the lead, Or what by the Ocean's slow alluvion fell Of shipwreck'd cockle and the muscle-shell: This indigested vomit of the sea Fell to the Dutch by just propriety.
Page 12 - This indigested vomit of the sea Fell to the Dutch by just propriety. Glad then, as miners who have found the ore, They, with mad labour...
Page 13 - Nature, it seemed, ashamed of her mistake, Would throw their land away at duck and drake, Therefore necessity, that first made kings, Something like government among them brings. For, as with...
Page 66 - Who in his thirteenth year began his reign : In a slashed doublet then he came ashore, And dubbed poor Palmer's* wife his royal whore. Bishops, and deans, peers, pimps, and knights, he made ; Things highly fitting for a monarch's trade ! With women, wine, and viands of delight, His jolly vassals feast him day and night.
Page 17 - The war, (but who would ?) peace, if begged refuse. For now of nothing may our state despair, Darling of heaven, and of men the care, Provided that they be, what they have been, Watchful abroad, and honest still within...

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