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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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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1851 - 558 Seiten
...deform too many of our finest old lyrics. Go, Soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand; Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant....shines like rotten wood; Go tell the Church it shows Men's good, and doth no good: If Church and Court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Band 71

1852
...and jejune as the composition proceeds. " Go, soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand ; Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant....shines like rotten wood ; Go tell the church it shows Men^K good, and doth no good : If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie." And so it goes...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People, Band 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1852 - 558 Seiten
...deform too many of our finest old lyrics. Go, Soul, the body's guest, \ Upon a thankless errand ; Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant....shines like rotten wood ; Go tell the Church it shows Men's good, and doth no good : If Church and Court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates...
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Notes and Queries

1852
...execution. The first stanza is (memoriter) — " Go, soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errant ! Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant....since I needs must die, And give the world the lie." It will be satisfactory to hear at the same time in what work they are to be found. A nobleman of high...
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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - 1852 - 404 Seiten
...or " errand" of a good man's life. THE " 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. The Church. " Go, tell the court it glows And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the church it shows...
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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludweg Beruhard Wolff - 1852 - 399 Seiten
...the lye. Goe, tell the conrt it glowes And shines like rotten wood ; Goe, tell the church it showes What's good, and doth no good; If church and court reply, Then give them both the lye. Tell potentates they live Acting by others actions ; Not lov'd unlesse they give, Not strong but...
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The book of English poetry, with critical and biogr. sketches of the poets

English poetry - 1853
...never all. SOUTHWELL. THE SOUL'S ERRAND. Go, Soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand : Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant...it shows What's good, and doth no good : If Church ar.d Court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell zeal it lacks devotion, Tell love it is but lust,...
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Salad for the Solitary

Frederick Saunders - 1853 - 284 Seiten
...familiar to the reader : they commence — " Go, Soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand, Fear not to touch the best, The truth shall be thy warrant...the lie. Go, tell the Court it glows And shines like soften wood ; Go, tell the Church it shows What's good, and doth no good. If Church and Court reply,...
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Salad for the Solitary

Frederick Saunders - 1853 - 284 Seiten
...they commence — " Go, Soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand, Fear not to touch the beet, The truth shall be thy warrant ; Go, since I needs...the lie. Go, tell the Court it glows And shines like soften wood ; Go, tell the Church it shows What's good, and doth no good. If Church and Court reply,...
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Beautiful poetry, selected by the ed. of The Critic, Band 1

Beautiful poetry - 1853
...among the anonymous poetry of that period. " 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. BEAUTIFUL POETBY. Go, tell the Court it glows And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the Church it...
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