The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt: Miscellaneous works

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The University Press, 1829

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Page 714 - this is mine eternal plea, To him that made heaven, earth, and sea, Seeing my flesh must die so soon, And want a head to dine next noon, Just at the stroke of death, my arms being spread, Set on my soul an everlasting head. So shall I ready, like a palmer fit, Tread those
Page 715 - if they once reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell them that brave it most, They beg for more by spending. Who in their greatest cost Like nothing but commending. And if they make reply, Then give them all the lie.
Page 698 - of cares to come. The flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward winter reckoning yields ; A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes,
Page 715 - Upon a thankless errand; Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy warrant. Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. 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
Page 716 - Tell skill it is prevention; Tell charity of coldness; Tell law it is contention : And as they do reply, So give them still the lie. Tell fortune of her blindness; Tell nature of decay; Tell friendship of unkindncss;
Page 722 - But now, old as you see, Love likes not the falling fruit From the withered tree : Know that Love is a careless child And forgets promise past, He is blind, he is deaf, when he list, And in faith never fast: His desire is a dureless content, And a trustless joy
Page 763 - Raleigh's life may not be called in question. If you do it so that the success answer my expectation, assure yourself that I will take it extraordinarily kindly at your hands and rest one that wisheth you well, and desires you to continew still, as you have been, a true servant to your master.
Page 712 - I, like a hermit, dwell On a rock, or in a cell, Calling home the smallest part That is missing of my heart, To bestow it where I may Meet a rival every day ? If she undervalue me, What care I how fair she
Page 722 - is won with a world of despair, And is lost with a toy: Of women-kind such indeed is the love, Or the word love abused ; Under which many childish desires And conceits are excused : But true love is a durable
Page 67 - quibus necessarium; et pia arma quibus nulla nisi in armis relinquitur spes. Liv. Likewise invasion is lawful against barbarians, whose religion and impiety ought to be abhorred, chiefly if they be potent, and apt to offend ; for the cause of such war is compulsion and suppression of evil:

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