The British Martial; Or, an Anthology of English Epigrams: Being the Largest Collection Ever Published. with Some Originals Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...flame, They tell us of the fate of Rome, And bid us fear the same. O'er Murray's loss the Muses wept, They felt the rude alarm; Yet bless'd the guardian care that kept, His sacred head from harm. Tt'nere Memory, like the bee that's fed From Flora's balmy store, The quintessence of all he read, Had treasured up before. The lawless herd, with fury blind) Have done him cruel wrong; The floxtnrs are gone, but still we find The honey on his tongue. CCLVI. TO A YOtjNG LADY WHO SPOKE IN PRAISE OF LIBERTY. Persuasions to freedom fall oddly from you, If freedom we seek--fair Maria adieu! CCLVII. A CLINCHER. Nature abhors a V'tccuum! Bubo said, Bubo, you're wrong--the Vaccuunfs in your head. CCLVHL ON OBSERVING SOME NAMES OF LITTLE NOTE IN THE BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA; Oh, fond attempt to give a deathless lot To names ignoble, born to be forgot! In vain, recorded in historic page, They court the notice of a future age: Those twinkling, tiny lustres of the land, Drop one by one, from fame's neglected hand; Lethean gulphs receive them as they fall, And dark oblivion soon'absorbs them all. So when a child, as playful children use, Has burnt to tinder a stale last year's news, The flame extinct, he views the roving fire--There goes my Lady, and there goes the Squire. There goes the Parson, oh, illustrious Spark! And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the clerk CCLIX. THE TEN MUSES.. Let those, who shine in gallantrjr, Boast of mistress'--fair and many, Only ten belong to me, And the youngest is my Fanny. VOL. II. K But the other charming nine, Neither jealous, nor averse, In her praises all combine To inspire my votive verse. CCLX. SILENCE IS WISDOM. Because I'm silent, for a fool Beau Clincher doth me take; I know he's one, by surer rule, For--I heard...

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