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" Their purpose is ambition, Their practice, only hate ; And if they once reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell them that brave it most, They beg for more by spending Who in their greatest cost Seek nothing but commending ; And if they make reply, Spare... "
The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ... - Page 400
by Francis Wrangham - 1816
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Gathered Riches from the Older Poets, A.D. 1340-1699

W. K. - English poetry - 1865 - 123 pages
...Their practice — only hate. And if they once reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell them that brave it most, They beg for more by spending, Who, in their...Seek nothing but commending. And if they make reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell Zeal — it lacks devotion ; Tell Love — it is but lust ; Tell Time...
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Select Readings from the Poets and Prose Writers of Every Country

James Fleming (ed) - 1866
...Their practice only hate ; And if they once reply, Then — give them all the lie. Tell them that brave it most, They beg for more by spending. Who, in their...Seek nothing but commending ; And if they make reply, Then — give them all the lie. Tell Zeal it lacks devotion, Tell Love it is but lust, Tell Time it...
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Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets

Frederick Saunders - American poetry - 1866 - 376 pages
...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 it is but dust ; And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lye. Tell Age it daily wasteth ; tell Honour how...
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Roses and Holly: A Gift-book for All the Year

Gift books - 1867 - 146 pages
...; Their practice only hate. And if they do reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell those that brave it most, They beg for more by spending, Who, in their...Time it is but motion ; Tell Flesh it is but dust : And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lie. Tell Age it daily wasteth ; Tell Honour how...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20

1867
...Their practise only hate ; And if they once reply, Then give them all the lye. Tell them that brave it most. They beg for more by spending, Who in their...commending : And if they make reply, Spare not to give the lye. Tell zcale, it lacks devotion ; Tell love, it is but lust ; Tell time, it is but motion ; Tell...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20

American literature - 1867
...And if they make reply, Spare not to give the lye. Tell zeale, it lacks devotion ; Tell love, it 3 but lust ; Tell time, it is but motion ; Tell flesh, it is but dust ; And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lye. Tell age, it daily wasteth ; Tell honour, how...
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Confucius to Cummings: An Anthology of Poetry

Ezra Pound, Marcella Spann - Poetry - 1964 - 353 pages
...Their practice only hate: And if they once reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell them that brave it most, They beg for more by spending, Who, in their...Seek nothing but commending: And if they make reply, Then tell them all they lie. Tell zeal it wants devotion; Tell love it is but lust; Tell time it metes...
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Thoreau: Political Writings

Henry David Thoreau - History - 1996 - 175 pages
...state, Their purpose is ambition, Their practice only hate; And if they once reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell zeal, it lacks devotion; Tell love,...time, it is but motion; Tell flesh, it is but dust; And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lie. Tell age, it daily wasteth; Tell honor, how it...
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An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland

Michael Dirda - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 335 pages
...astonished by what I discovered. Sir Walter Raleigh's delicious cynicism, for instance: Tell zeal it wants devotion Tell love it is but lust; Tell time it is but motion; Tell flesh it is but dust; And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lie. The world, I guessed, hadn't altered that much...
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The Voyage of the Destiny

Robert Nye - Fiction - 2003 - 387 pages
...Their practice only hate: A nd if they once reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell them that brave it most, They beg for more by spending, Who, in their greatest cost, Seek nothing but commending: A nd if they make reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell love it is but lust; Tell time it metes but...
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