The Oxford Sausage: Or, Select Poetical Pieces, Written by the Most Celebrated Wits of the University of Oxford

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S. Watson, 1766 - English poetry - 190 pages
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Page 39 - HAPPY the man, who, void of cares and strife, In silken or in leathern purse retains A Splendid Shilling : he nor hears with pain New oysters...
Page 57 - When agen the Cricket's gay (Little Cricket, full of Play) Can afford his Tube to feed With the fragrant Indian weed : Pleasure for a Nose divine, Incense of the God of Wine. Happy thrice, and thrice agen, Happiest he of happy Men.
Page 39 - Wisheth her health, and joy, and equal love. Meanwhile, he smokes, and laughs at merry tale, Or pun ambiguous, or conundrum quaint. But I, whom griping penury surrounds, And Hunger, sure attendant upon Want, With scanty offals, and small acid tiff, (Wretched repast!) my meagre corpse sustain: Then solitary walk, or doze at home...
Page 176 - For oh ! the boasted privilege how dear, How great the pride, to gain a Jockey's ear ! — See, like a routed...
Page 62 - Come, jovial pipe, and bring along Midnight revelry and song ; The merry catch, the madrigal, That echoes sweet in city hall ; The parson's pun, the smutty tale Of country justice o'er his ale.
Page 33 - Reports attraft the Lawyer's parting Eyes, Novels Lord Fopling and Sir Plume require; For Songs and Plays the Voice of Beauty cries, And Senfe and Nature Grandifon defire.
Page 23 - Up yon green slope, of hazels trim, An avenue so cool and dim, Shall to an arbour at the end, In spite of gout, entice a friend. My predecessor lov'd devotion — But of a garden had no notion.
Page 43 - Of loving friend delights ; distressed, forlorn, Amidst the horrors of the tedious night, Darkling I sigh, and feed with dismal thoughts My anxious mind ; or sometimes mournful verse Indite, and sing of groves and myrtle shades, Or desperate lady near a purling stream, Or lover pendent on a willow-tree.
Page 48 - Not unexperienced ; while the tedious toil Slides unregarded. Let the tender swain Each morn regale on nerve-relaxing tea, Companion meet of languor-loving nymph: Be mine each morn with eager appetite And hunger undissembled, to repair To friendly buttery; there on smoking crust And foaming Ale to banquet unrestrain'd, Material breakfast!
Page 24 - Rides a sleek mare with purple housing, To share the monthly club's carousing ; Of Oxford pranks facetious tells, And — but on Sundays — hears no bells ; Sends presents of his choicest fruit...

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