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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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Gathered riches from the older poets, A.D. 1340-1699 [ed. by W.K.].

Gathered riches, W K - 1865 - 123 sider
...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 Potentates...
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Gathered Riches from the Older Poets, A.D. 1340-1699

W. K. - 1865 - 123 sider
...And give the world the lie. 1: 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 Potentates...
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Select Readings from the Poets and Prose Writers of Every Country

James Fleming (ed) - 1866
...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 lov'd, unless they give, Not strong but by their factions ; If potentates reply, Give...
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Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets

Frederick Saunders - 1866 - 376 sider
...world the lye. Say to the Court, it glowes, and shines like rotten wood ; Say to the Church, it shewes what's good, and doth no good ; If Church and Court reply, Then give them both the lye. Tell Zeale it wants devotion ; tell Love it is but lust ; Tell Time it is but motion ; tell Flesh...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volum 20

1867
...Goe tell the court, it glowes And shines like rotten wood ; Goe tell the church it showes \Vhat '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 unlessc they give, Not strong but...
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Roses and Holly: A Gift-book for All the Year

1867 - 146 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 puqwse is ambition ; Their practice only hate. And if they do reply, Then...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...needs must die, 5 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. 10 If Church and Court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell Potentates they live Acting by others'...
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...the court it glows And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the church it shows The Soul's Errand. 141 What's good and doth no good : If church and court reply, Then give them both the tie. Tell potentates they live Acting by others' actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong but...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...Acting, but oh ! their actions 15 Not loved, unless they give ; Nor strong, but by their factions. If Potentates reply, Give Potentates the lie. Tell men of high condition, 20 That rule affairs of state, Their purpose is ambition ; Their practice only hate. And if they do...
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The Courtly Poets from Raleigh to Montrose

Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Henry Wotton - 1870 - 261 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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