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" STERNHOLD and Hopkins had great qualms, When they translated David's Psalms, To make the heart full glad : But had it been poor David's fate To hear thee sing, and them translate, By Jove, 'twould have made him mad. Rhyme to Lisbon. By the same. • HERE'S... "
The lounger's common-place book, or, Miscellaneous collections, in history ... - Page 211
by Jeremiah Whitaker Newman - 1807
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...Rocbejler to л Par i CM. CTERNHOLD and Hopkins had great qualms, " When they tranflated David's Plalms, To make the heart full glad : But had it been poor David's fate, To hear thee fing, and them tranflate, By Jove, 'twould have made him mad. Rhyme lo Li/2>on. By the fame. TTERE...
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Anthologia: A Collection of Epigrams, Ludicrous Epitaphs, Sonnets, Tales ...

English poetry - 1807 - 184 pages
...mean to fleece 'cm. ON A PARISH CLERK. [LORD ROCHESTER.] STERN HOLD and Hopkins had great qualms, And they translated David's psalms, To make the heart...David's fate To hear thee sing and them translate, By Jove 'twou'd have made him mad. • EPITAPH, IN ROCHESTER CHURCH-YARD. THOUGH young she was, Her...
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The panorama of wit. Exhibiting the choicest epigrams in the English language

Panorama - 1809
...Stella more. TO A WRETCHED PSALM SINGER. STERNHOLD and Hopkius had great qualms, And they trauslated David's Psalms, To make the heart full glad : But had it been poor David's fate To hear thte sing and them trauslate* By Jove *t had made him mad. RATIONAL SCEPTICISM. ST. George, to save...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...yesterday. Spoken extempore by the EarlofRockalttlt a Parish Clerk. STERNHOLD and Hopkins had great qualmi, When they translated David's Psalms, To make the heart...David's fate, To hear thee sing, and them translate, By Jove, 'twould have made him mad. Rhyme to Lislon. By the umt. HERE'S a health to Kate, Our Sovereign's...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 767 pages
...are." TO A PARISH-CLERK. Slernhold and Hopkins had great qualms, When they translated David's h.ilms, To make the heart full glad ; But had it been poor...David's fate To hear thee sing and them translate, Bv Jove 'iHuuld have made Mai mad. PROOFS OF INSANITY. In a cause respecting a will, evidence was given...
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Sailors and Saints: Or Matrimonial Manœvres

William Nugent Glascock - English literature - 1829
...well-known distich, which, as taken from the old fellow's lips, ran thus ! " Sternhold and Hopkins had greet qualms, When they translated David's Psalms, To make...glad ; But had it been poor David's fate, To hear Tom sing, and them translate, 'Gad it had driven him mad." '{ •' You're a haxing for your sea —...
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The Living Age, Volume 196

1893
...passing a church with Charles II. while a parish clerk was sinning is worth quoting : — Sternhold and Hopkins had great qualms, When they translated David's Psalms, To make the heart right glad : But had it been King David's fate To hear thee sing and them translate, By heavens ! 'twould...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued ..., Volume 3

Chambers's journal - 1855
...Lord Rochester. It was on the clerk of this village-church that he wrote the following : Sternhold anj Hopkins had great qualms When they translated David's...David's fate To hear thee sing, and them translate, By Jove, 't had made him mad ! Among the natural curiosities of the Quantock range, is a fissure in...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1857
...Rochester made his extempore lines addressed to the psalmsinging clerk or sexton : — " ' Sternhold and Hopkins had great qualms, When they translated...David's fate To hear thee sing, and them translate, By Jove, 'twould have drove him mad.' " The lines, as given here, contain one or two slight verbal...
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Once a Week

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - 1864
...are his lines, — amusing, because they are local:— Sternhold and Hopkins bad great qualms Wben they translated David's Psalms, To make the heart...David's fate To hear thee sing and them translate, By Jove 'thud made him mad. " The farmers, too, are a queer set up here," continued the curate. " A...
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