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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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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1875 - 352 sider
...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 : If church and court reply,...the lie. Tell potentates they live Acting by others' actions ; Not lovwl unless they give, Not strong but by their factions : If potentates reply, Give...
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Wine and walnuts

Literary curiosities - 1876
...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 loved unless they give, Not strong but by their factions. If potentates reply, Give potentates...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volum 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876
...lie. Go, tell the court it glows, And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the church it shews What 's dful Judge in middle air shall spread his throne. And then at last our bliss loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction. If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie....
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volum 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1877 - 934 sider
...• Go, tell the court it glows And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the church it shows What "s good, and doth no good. If church and court reply,...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 Renaissance Poetry: a Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton To ...

1963 - 358 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 no...and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentate thsy lir? Acting by others' action; Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by affection:...
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America's British Culture

Russell Kirk - 1993 - 122 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 no good: If church and court reply, Tell zeal it wants devotion; Tell love it is but lust; Tell time it meets but motion; Tell flesh it...
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The Performance of Conviction: Plainness and Rhetoric in the Early English ...

Kenneth John Emerson Graham - 1994 - 232 sider
...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 - 1995 - 413 sider
...poems in a 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...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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Thoreau: Political Writings

Henry David Thoreau - 1996 - 175 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 loved unless they give, Not strong but by their factions: If potentates reply, Give potentates...
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Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - 1996 - 296 sider
...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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