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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,... "
Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads - Side 135
1819
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...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...potentates they live Acting by others' action, Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction. If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie....
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The Poets of the Elizabethan Age: A Selection of Their Most Celebrated Songs ...

Elizabethan age - 1862 - 80 sider
...die, And give the world the he. Go, tell the court it glows, And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the church it shows What's good, and doth no good...potentates, they live Acting by others' action, Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction : If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie....
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English Sacred Poetry of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and ...

Robert Aris Willmott - 1863 - 387 sider
...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...Potentates, they live acting by others' action ; Not loved, unless they give : not strong, but by a faction ; If Potentates reply, give Potentates the lie....
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Early English poems, Chaucer to Pope

English poems - 1863
...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...potentates, they live Acting by others' action, Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction : If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie....
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Favourite English Poems: Chaucer to Pope, 1350-1700

1863
...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...potentates, they live Acting by others' action, Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction : If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie....
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Half-hours with our sacred poets [an anthology] ed. by A.H. Grant

Half hours - 1863
...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...lie. Tell Potentates they live, Acting by others' actions ; Not loved, unless they give, Not strong but by their factions : If Potentates reply, Give...
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Select readings from the poets and prose writers of every country, ed. by J ...

James Fleming - 1863 - 352 sider
...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,...the lie. Tell potentates they live, Acting by others actions, Not lov'd, unless they give, Not strong but by their factions ; If potentates reply, Give...
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Flowers and Fruit Gathered by Loving Hands from Old English Gardens

Emily Taylor - 1864 - 182 sider
...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...lie. Tell potentates they live, Acting. by others' actions, Not loved unless they give — Not strong but by their factions : If potentates reply, Give...
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English Sacred Poetry of the Olden Time

Lewis Borrett White - 1864 - 190 sider
...live Acting ; but oh their actions! Not loved, unless they give; Nor strong, but by their factions. If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie. Tell men of high condition, That rule affairs of state, Their purpose is ambition ; Their pract1ce only hate. And if they do reply,...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...live Acting, but oh ! their actions Not loved, unless they give ; Nor strong, but by their factions. If Potentates reply, Give Potentates the lie. Tell men of high condition, That rule affairs of state, Their purpose is ambition ; Their practice only hate. And if they do reply,...
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