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

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J.D. Dewick, for T. Hughes, 1809
 

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80 ページ - 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...
117 ページ - 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...
xxiii ページ - ... 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.
51 ページ - 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...
79 ページ - 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.
80 ページ - 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.
105 ページ - 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.
97 ページ - 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.
xi ページ - 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.
78 ページ - My lord, you are a good man, and have great influence ; you can do much for me at this time...

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