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" Say to the court it glows And shines like rotten wood ; Say to the church it shows What's good, and doth no good: If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. "Tell potentates they live Acting by others' action; Not loved unless they give,... "
Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads - Page 135
1819
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, Volume 1

George Ellis - English poetry - 1790 - 323 pages
...world the lie. Go, tell the court it glows, And fnines like rotten wood, Go, tell the church it fhows What's good, and doth no good; If church and court...give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Afting by others actions Not lov'd unlefs they give, Not ftrong but by their faftions. If potentates...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1801
...And shines like rotten wood, Go, tell the church it shows What's good, and doth no good ; If chinch and court reply, Then give them both the lie, Tell potentates, they live Acting by others actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Tell men of high condition, That rule affairs of state, Their...
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Selection of Poems ...

Charles Snart - Poetry - 1808
...die, And give the world the lie. Go, tell the court it glows, And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the church it shows What's good, and doth no good...both the lie. Tell potentates they live, Acting by other's actions ; Not lov'd, unless they give, Not strong, but by their factions: If potentates reply,...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...die, And give the world the lie. Go, tell the court it glows, And shines like rotten wood, Go, tell the church it shows "What's good, and doth no good...the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong but by their factions. If potentates reply, Give potentates...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...die, And give the world the lie. Go, tell the court it glows, And shines like rotten wood, Go, tell the church it shows What's good, and doth no good...the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong but by their factions. If potentates reply, Give potentates...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets,: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - English poetry - 1811
...die, And give the world the lie. Go, tell the court it glows, And shines like rotten wood, Go, tell the church it shows What's good, and doth no good...the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong but by their factions. If potentates reply, Give potentates...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...live Acting — but oh ! their actions Not loved, unless they give; Nor strong, but by their factions. If Potentates reply, Give Potentates the lie. Tell men of high condition, That rule aflairs of state, Their purpose is ambition ; Their practice only hate : And, if they do reply,...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...Acting — but oh ! their actions Not loved, unless they give ; Nor strong, but by their factions. If Potentates reply, Give Potentates the lie. Tell men of high condition, That rule affairs of state, Their purpose is ambition ; Their practice only hate : And, if they do reply,...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 44

England - 1838
...die, And give the world the lie. " Go, tell the court, it glows And shines like rotten wood ; Go tell the church it shows What's good, and doth no good....reply, Then give them both the lie. • • " Tell zeal it lacks devotion, Tell love, it is but lust, Tell time, it is but motion, Tell flesh, it is but...
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Chaucer, 1400, to Beaumont, 1628

Thomas Campbell - Authors, English - 1819
...world the lie. Go, tell the Court it glows, And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the Church it shews What's good and doth no good, If Church and Court...lie. • Tell potentates they live, Acting by others actions, Not lov'd, unless they give, Not strong but by their factions ; If potentates reply, Give...
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