A biographical memoir [by T. I. M. Forster] of the late ... George Canning, to which is added his satires, odes, songs, and other poems

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Page 6 - Story! God bless you! I have none to tell, Sir, Only last night a-drinking at the Chequers,' This poor old hat and breeches, as you see, were Torn in a scuffle. Constables came up for to take me into Custody; they took me before the justice; Justice Oldmixon put me in the parishStocks for a vagrant.
Page 46 - PRENTICES TO DEATH, AND HID THEM IN THE COAL-HOLE. For her mind Shap'd strictest plans of discipline. Sage Schemes! Such as LYCURGUS taught, when at the shrine Of the Orthyan Goddess he bade flog The little Spartans; such as erst chastised Our MILTON, when at College. For this act Did BROWNRIGG swing. Harsh Laws! But time shall come, When France shall reign, and Laws be all repealed ! (b) 27 November 1797, no.
Page 15 - Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe, Bold I can meet — perhaps may turn his blow ; But of all plagues, good heaven, thy wrath can send, Save, save, oh ! save me from the candid friend...
Page 6 - I should be glad to drink your Honour's health in A pot of beer, if you will give me sixpence; But for my part, I never love to meddle With politics, sir.
Page 12 - Taupht h.er to cherish still, in either eye, Of tender tears a plentiful supply, And pour them in the brooks that babbled by ; Taught...
Page 7 - O'er the fair realms of Science, Learning, Taste ; To drive and scatter all the brood of lies, And chase the varying falsehood as it flies ; The long arrears of ridicule to pay, To drag reluctant Dullness back to-day ; Much yet remains.
Page 22 - Or dirt on private worth and virtue throw, " Still blasphemous or blackguard, praise Lepaux. " And ye five other wandering Bards, that move " In sweet accord of harmony and love, " C dge and S — th — y, L — d, and L— be and Co. " Tune all your mystic harps to praise Lepaux...
Page 23 - And thou, Leviathan \ on ocean's brim Hugest of living things that sleep and swim ; Thou, in whose nose by Burke's gigantic hand The hook was fix'd to drag thee to the land, With , , and in thy train, And wallowing in the yeasty main, Still as ye snort, and puff, and spout, and blow, In puffing, and in spouting, praise Lepaux ! ' Britain, beware ; nor let the insidious foe, Of force despairing, aim a deadlier blow.
Page 11 - France at our doors, he sees no danger nigh, But heaves for Turkey's woes the impartial sigh ; A steady Patriot of the World alone, The friend of every country — but his own.
Page 5 - Needy knife-grinder! whither are you going? Rough is the road; your wheel is out of order; Bleak blows the blast; your hat has got a hole in "t, So have your breeches! Weary knife-grinder! little think the proud ones, Who in their coaches roll along the turnpikeRoad, what hard work 'tis crying all day, "Knives and Scissors to grind O!

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