Posthumous Works in Prose and Verse: Written in the Time of the Civil Wars and Reign of K. Charles II.

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R. Smith and G. Strahan, 1715 - 279 pages
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Page 158 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill : But their strong nerves at last must yield ; They tame but one another still : Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath When they, pale captives,...
Page 12 - As feeble damsels, for his sake, Would have been proud to undertake ; And, bravely ambitious .to redeem The world's loss and their own, Strove who should have the honour to lay down And change a life with him...
Page 70 - Corpus according to the true intent and meaning of this act, may be directed and run into any county palatine, the cinque ports, or other privileged places within the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick upon Tweed, and the islands of Jersey or Guernsey; any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 159 - ... reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill: But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds; Upon Death's purple altar now See, where the victor-victim bleeds: Your heads must come To the cold tomb; Only the actions of the just Smell sweet, and blossom in their dust.
Page 138 - By the fundamental law of this kingdom — by the general law of all nations — and the unanimous consent of all rational men in the world, written in every man's heart with the pen of a diamond in capital letters, and a character so legible, that he that runs may read.
Page 3 - Th' arrival of his fatal hour, Made ev'ry day he had to live, To his last minute a preparative ; . Taught the wild Arabs on the road To act in a more...
Page 120 - Raving is over, you bestow much Pains to prove it one of the Fundamentals of Law, that the King is not above the Law, but the Law above the King.
Page 129 - Believe me, this were something, if you could prove he made them wicked, as well as Judges. But if this Plea hold, you have argued well for your honourable Clients, the People; for if they made the King, as you...
Page 117 - Dread Sovereign, and your own Honourable Client, the People; I was much taken with your Impartiality, that not only exempts all rational Men from being your Clients in this...
Page 61 - Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick...

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