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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,... "
The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal: Containing Topographical and ... - Page 86
1826
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs ...

Thomas Percy - 1767 - 400 pages
...glowes And mines like rotten wood; Goe tell the church it fhowes What's good, and doth no good : ic If church and court reply, Then give them both the lye. Tell potentates they live Afting by others aftions ; Not lov'd unlefle they give, 15 Not ftrong but by their faftions : If potentates...
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Drinking songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

1783
...cxecuuon. 1 3 Say Say to the court, it glows, And fbines like rotten-wood ; Say to the church, it fhows What's good, and doth no good. If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates they live Afting by others aftion, Not loved unlefs they give, Not ftrong, but...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, Volume 1

George Ellis - 1790 - 323 pages
...world the lie. Go, tell the court it glows, And fnines like rotten wood, Go, tell the church it fhows What's good, and doth no good; If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Afting by others actions Not lov'd unlefs they give, Not ftrong but...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 2

Thomas Percy - 1794
...glowes And fliines like rotten wood; Goe tell the church it fliowei What's good, and doth no good : 19 If church and court reply, Then give them both the lye. Tell potentates they live Acting by others adlions; Not lov'd unlefle they give, 15 Not ftrong but by their factions ; * Catalog, sf 7'. RaivUnfoni...
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Selection of Poems ...

Charles Snart - 1808
...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 : If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates they live, Acting by other's actions ; Not lov'd, unless they give, Not strong,...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - 1809
...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 ; If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong but...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - 1809
...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 ; If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong but...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets,: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - 1811
...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 : If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others actions, Not lov'd unless they give, Not strong but...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 44

1838
...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. If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. " Tell zeal it lacks devotion, Tell love, it is but lust, Tell time, it is but motion,...
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Chaucer, 1400, to Beaumont, 1628

Thomas Campbell - 1819
...world the lie. Go, tell the Court it glows, And shines like rotten wood ; Go, tell the Church it shews 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 actions, Not lov'd, unless they give, Not strong...
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