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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,... "
The Witty and Humorous of the English Poets: With Specimens Arranged in Periods - Page 41
by William Davenport Adams - 1880 - 335 pages
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Drinking songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Ballads, English - 1783 - 360 pages
...cxecuuon. 1 3 Say Say to the court, it glows, And fbines like rotten-wood ; Say to the church, it fhows What's good, and doth no good. If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates they live Afting by others aftion, Not loved unlefs they give, Not ftrong, but by affe&ion....
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, Volume 1

George Ellis - English poetry - 1790 - 346 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 reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Afting by others actions Not lov'd unlefs they give, Not ftrong but by their...
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Selection of Poems ...

Poetry - 1808 - 496 pages
...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...and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates they live, Acting by other's actions ; Not lov'd, unless they give, Not strong, but by their...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809 - 490 pages
...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...and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong but by their...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809 - 512 pages
...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...and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong but by their...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets,: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - English poetry - 1811 - 472 pages
...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...and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong but by their...
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Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Ballads, English - 1819 - 394 pages
...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...and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates they live Acting by others action, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong, but by affection....
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 44

England - 1838 - 884 pages
...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 - 432 pages
...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 reply, Then give them both the lie. • Tell potentates they live, Acting by others actions, Not lov'd, unless they give, Not strong but by their...
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The minstrel, a collection of moral and religious poems

Minstrel - 1824 - 246 pages
...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 : If church and court reply, Then give them hoth the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting hy others actions. Not lov'd unless they give, Not...
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