Les Champignons Du Diable; Or, Imperial Mushrooms, A Mock-heroic Poem, By The Editor Of Salmagundi

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byGeorge Huddesford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1805. Excerpt: ... Had I not better to a cloyster Betake myself than crown this royster? Than prostitute my sacred station By such unheard of1 degradation; And, like the one-ey'd Carthagenian, Whose fate declaims scholastic ninny on, Scout o'er the Alps, your Emp'ror's call at, To be the subject of a ballad? SATAN. Talk you of Hero with one eye, Why where is your philosophy? How the world wags if you can't find Not one-ey'd must You be, but blind. There is, in the affairs of men, A tide, Will Shakespeare says-- To be the subject of a ballad. Expende Hannibalem! O qualis facies et quali digna tabellai Cum gactula Ducem portaret bellua luscum.--I, demens, et sajvas curre per Alpes, Ut pueris placeas, et declamatio fias! POPE. What then? SATAN. Why then he needs must be a sot or Mad who thinks always 'tis high water. Twas papal spring-tide long ago: Now current Catholic runs low. W hat makes your rev'rence kick and wince i» This,--to your predecessors princes Were abject homage wont to pay, But ev'ry Dog must have his day: Dog-pontiffs held, of yore, their stations Above the clouds, like constellations. And kings look'd up to them--to stars That manage astrologic farce, As conj'rors look'd--'Twas fortune's fun, § Whose wheel has its full circle run; And now Dog-monarchs, got to th' zenith, Contemptuous eye Dog-pontiffs beneath. Pontiffs or princes, high or low, I' the catalogue for Dogs ye go f And half as honest as that race Were you, like statesman out of place With nobody I might retire Except myself to stir my fire. But to the point--Not quite so bad Are things as you describe 'em, Dad! Nor degradation to th' extent That parallel or precedent Excludes, is this to which 'tis fit With a good grace that you submit. + In th' Catalogue for Dogs ye go. Ay, in the Cata...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1805. Excerpt: ... Had I not better to a cloyster Betake myself than crown this royster? Than prostitute my sacred station By such unheard of1 de...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217230806

ISBN - 13:9780217230803

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