The Works of Mr. John Oldham: Together with His Remains

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Dan Brown, 1703 - 113 стор.
 

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Сторінка 421 - The wretch, at summing up his misspent days, Found nothing left, but poverty, and praise? Of all his gains by verse he could not save Enough to purchase flannel, and a grave: Reduc'd to want, he, in due time, fell sick, Was fain to die, and be interr'd on tick; And well might bless the fever that was sent, To rid him hence, and his worse fate prevent.
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Сторінка 25 - It pitied holy Mother Church to see A world so drowned in gross idolatry ; It grieved to see such goodly nations hold Bad errors and unpardonable gold. Strange ! what a fervent zeal can coin infuse, What charity pieces of eight 2 produce ! So were you chosen the fittest to reclaim The pagan world, and give 'ta Christian name.

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