The Setting Sun: Or, Devil Amongst the Placemen. To which is Added a New Musical Drama; Being a Parody on The Beggar's Opera ...

J.D. Dewick, for T. Hughes, 1809

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Seite 80 - Come on, sir; here's the place: — stand still. — How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Seite 117 - Not thus the land appear'd in ages past, A dreary desert, and a gloomy waste, To savage beasts and savage laws a prey, And kings more furious and severe than they...
Seite xxiii - ... invade, Then call the gods for partners of our feast, And Jove himself the chief invited guest. We spread the tables on the greensward ground, We feed with hunger, and the bowls go round. When from the mountain-tops, with hideous cry And clattering wings, the hungry harpies fly. They snatch the meat, defiling all they find, And parting, leave a loathsome stench behind.
Seite 51 - All nations bow their heads with homage down, And kiss the feet of this exalted man : The name, the shout, the blast from every mouth, Is Alexander : Alexander bursts Your...
Seite 79 - I am an old man, and can do but little — (then added, with a sigh) — I had once a son, who could now have been very serviceable to your majesty.
Seite 80 - tis to cast one's eyes so low ! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles. Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire ; dreadful trade ! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice ; and yon' tall, anchoring bark, Diminished to her cock ; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight.
Seite 105 - His horfe fell, and the marquis who was under him, received a violent hurt on his head. The other race was between the Duke of Chartres and the Duke of Lauzun.
Seite 97 - Man may escape from rope and gun; Nay, some have out-liv'd the doctor's pill; Who takes a woman must be undone. That basilisk is sure to kill. The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweety So he that tastes woman, woman, woman. He that tastes woman, ruin meets.
Seite xi - And o'er the bar, like tumblers, vault •. But you may swear at any rate, Things not in nature, for the state ; For in all courts of justice here A witness is not said to swear, But make oath; that is, in plain terms, To forge whatever he affirms.
Seite 78 - My lord, you are a good man, and have great influence ; you can do much for me at this time...

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