The poetical works of Matthew Prior

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byMatthew Prior

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... That teach one to deny oneself, Stood unmolested on the shelf. An untouched Bible graced her toilet: No fear that thumb of hers should spoil it. In short, the trade was still the same; The dame went out, the colonel came. What's to bo done? poor Carvel cried: Another battery must be tried: What if to spells I had recourse, 'Tis but to hinder something worse! The end must justify the means: He only sins who ill intends: Since therefore 'tis to combat evil, 'Tis lawful to employ the devil. Forthwith the devil did appear (For name him, and he's always near), Not in the shape in which he plies At miss's elbow when she lies; Or stands before the nursery doors, To take the naughty boy that roars: But, without saucer-eye or claw, Like a grave barrister at law. Hans Carvel, lay aside your grief, The devil says; I bring relief. Belief, says Hans, pray let me crave Your name, Sir,--Satan--Sir, your slave! I did not look upon your feet; You 'll pardon me: Ay, now I see't: And pray, Sir, when came you from hell; Our friends there, did you leave them well! All well; but pr'ythee, honest Hans, (Says Satan) leave your complaisance: The truth is this; I cannot stay Flaring in sunshine all the day; For, entre nous, we hellish sprites si Love more the fresco of the nights; And oftener our receipts convey In dreams, than any other way. I tell you therefore as a friend, Ere morning dawns, your fears shall end. Go then this evening, master Carvel, Lay down your fowls, and broach your barrel; Let friends and wine dissolve your care; Whilst I the great receipt prepare:--100 To-night I1l bring it, by my faith; Believe for once what Satan saith. Away went Hans: glad? not a little; Obeyed the devil to a tittle; Invited friends some half a dozen, The colonel and my lady's cousin. T...

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... That teach one to deny oneself, Stood unmolested on the shelf. An untouched Bible graced her toilet: No fear that thumb of her...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217130186

ISBN - 13:9780217130189

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