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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,... "
Specimens of the British poets - Seite 38
von British poets - 1809
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The Performance of Conviction: Plainness and Rhetoric in the Early English ...

Kenneth John Emerson Graham - 1994 - 232 Seiten
...the good: Say to the Court it glowes, and shines like rotten wood, Say to the Church it showes whats good, and doth no good. If Church and Court reply, then give them both the lie. (7-12) He also aims here at two traditional sources of corruption, the 19 Sir Walter Ralegh, "The Lie,"...
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The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

Charles Nicholl - 1992 - 413 Seiten
...melancholy vein of contemptus mundi: Say to the court it glows And shines like rotten wood. Say to the church it shows What's good, and doth no good....church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. It is certain that Marlowe and Ralegh knew one another, but how well we do not know. They are associated...
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Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - 1996 - 296 Seiten
...poem in which it occurs, and given it a thematic purpose, as witness Ralegh's bitter envoi, "The Lie": What's good, and doth no good. If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. 89 Such sober iterativeness seems in turn to have influenced Herbert's "Quip," as in the following...
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Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado

Marc Aronson - 2000 - 222 Seiten
...examiner might force a suspect to face the truth. Go soul the body's guest upon a thankless errand, Fear not to touch the best the truth shall be thy warrant:...since I needs must die, and give the world the lie, Set free, his soul shines a fearless light on the world, and shows its true colors: Say to the Court...
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Yuga: An Anatomy of Our Fate

Marty Glass - 2001 - 348 Seiten
...become what they know. XIV The Name of the Age Go, Soul, the body's quest, Upon a thankless arrant; Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy warrant....since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. 'The Lie', WALTER RALEIGH (1552-1618) REALITY with a lower-case V. We've lost even that. There is only...
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Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

Lee Miller - 2001 - 362 Seiten
...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....Court reply, then give them both the lie. . . . Tell men of high condition, that manage the estate Their purpose is ambition, their practice only hate:...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 Seiten
...in these two verses from '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....lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others' action, Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by affection. If potentates reply, Give potentates...
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Reading Early Modern Women: An Anthology of Texts in Manuscript and Print ...

Helen Ostovich, Elizabeth Sauer, Melissa Smith - 2004 - 520 Seiten
...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:...lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others' action, Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by affection. If potentates reply, Give potentates...
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Reading Early Modern Women: An Anthology of Texts in Manuscript and Print ...

Helen Ostovich, Elizabeth Sauer, Melissa Smith - 2004 - 520 Seiten
...339 Appendix The Lie by Sir Walter Ralegh Go, soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless arrant; Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy warrant....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...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 Seiten
...courtier and explorer, ca. 1552-1618 1 Say to the court, it glows And shines like rotten wood; Say to lad that the coolie had been killed; it put me legally...the right and it gave me a sufficient pretext for "The Lie" 1. 7 (1608) 2 Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall. Quoted in Thomas Fuller, History of...
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