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" EPITAPH ON CHARLES II. Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on, Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one. "
The Enchiridion of Wit: The Best Specimens of English Conversational Wit - Page 35
by Enchiridion - 1885 - 279 pages
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1890 - 562 pages
...poem well known now of Rochester Is his mock epitaph written on the door of Charles II. 's bedroom—, Here lies our sovereign lord the king. Whose word no man relies on ; Who never says a foolish thing, Nor ever does a wise one. Charles (not inferior In wit) declared the epitaph...
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A select collection of epitaphs and monumental inscriptions, with anecdotes ...

Select collection - Epitaphs - 1806 - 262 pages
...To whose pious memory This monument is erected by his lamenting son Samuel Fox, ON KING CHARLES II. Here lies our sovereign lord the king, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one. ON THE REV. MR. BE1GHTON, OF EGHAJW, Who was vicar of that place forty-Jive...
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A Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions, Historical ..., Volume 1

Epitaphs - 1806 - 284 pages
...! Splendide mendax. ON KING CHARLES II. y By Lord Rochester. HERE lies our sovereign lord the lung, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one. ON ONE NAMED JOHN. DEATH came to John, And whisper'd in his ear, You must...
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Memoirs of William Sampson: Including Particulars of His Adventures in ...

William Sampson - Europe - 1807 - 474 pages
...whose bed his friend and jester, Rochester, inscribed, in his life-time, this ludicrous epitaph.' " Here lies our sovereign Lord the King, •' ' "...,.*• ' ~ •* " Who never said a foolish thing, Nor never did a wise one." James //. ONCE more a Romish Monarch— The Irish rejoice — exult —...
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The panorama of wit. Exhibiting the choicest epigrams in the English language

Panorama - Epigrams, English - 1809 - 368 pages
...how much his fun'ral cost . WRITTEN ON THE CHAMBER DOOR OF KING CHARLES HERE lies the mutton-eating King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing. Nor ever did a wise one. EPITAPH. HERE lies Tom Rogers, and, 'tis something rarish, He was born, and...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816 - 490 pages
...care. A difTrent cause, says Parson Sly, 883 Written on the Bed-cliamler Door of Charles II ROCHESTER. HERE lies our sovereign lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; He never says a foolish thing, Nor ever does a wise one. To Phyllis. THAT little patch upon your...
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Memoirs of William Sampson: Including Particulars of His Adventures in ...

William Sampson - Europe - 1817 - 452 pages
...jester, Rochester, inscribed, in his Ufc-tiw, this ludicrous epitaph: *. r* •.•*•.•• i* . .ii '•Here lies our sovereign lord the king> "Whose...relies on; •,•Who never said a foolish thing, "Nor never did a wise one." James H. OKCE more a Romish Monarch. The Irish rejoice, exult; they hope...
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Memoirs of Her Late Royal Highness Charlotte-Augusta of Wales, and of Saxe ...

Thomas Green - Great Britain - 1818 - 654 pages
...admirably drawn by the Earl of Rochester, in the celebrated verse, which was called the King's Epitaph : Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on; Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one ! In answer to which, Charles shrewdly admitted that it was true, Because,...
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A collection of epitaphs and monumental inscriptions, ancient and modern, by ...

Collection - 1821 - 336 pages
...come to pass '*. When he replied, " All flesh is grass." ON KING CHARLES II. Here lies our sov'reign lord the king, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one. LORD ROCHESTER. ON A MAYOR OF EXETER. Here lies the body of Captain Tully,...
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A Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions, Ancient and Modern ...

Epitaphs - 1822 - 382 pages
...come to pass ? When he replied, " All flesh is grass." ON KING CHARLES II. Here lies our sov'reign lord the king, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one. LORD ROCHESTER. ON A MAYOR OF EXETER. Here lies the body of Captain Tutty,...
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