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Charles Churchill (1731 – 1764)


English poet philosopher and satirist.
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Charles Churchill
There webs were spread of more than common size,
And half-starved spiders prey’d on half-starved flies.
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Just to the windward of the law.
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Within the brain's most secret cells
A certain Lord Chief Justice dwells
Of sovereign power, whom one and all
With common voice, we Reason call.




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Men the most infamous are fond of fame,
And those who fear not guilt yet start at shame.
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But, spite of all the criticising elves,
Those who would make us feel—must feel themselves.
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Who to patch up his fame, or fill his purse,
Still pilfers wretched plans, and makes them worse;
Like gypsies, lest the stolen brat be known,
Defacing first, then claiming for his own.
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Wherever waves can roll, and winds can blow.
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He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.
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Amongst the sons of men how few are known
Who dare be just to merit not their own?
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As the law does think fit
No butchers shall on juries sit.
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No statesman e'er will find it worth his pains
To tax our labours and excise our brains.




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Apt alliteration's artful aid.
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Be England what she will,
With all her faults she is my country still.
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With curious art the brain, too finely wrought,
Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.
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Why should we fear; and what? The laws?
They all are armed in virtue's cause;
And aiming at the self-same end,
Satire is always virtue's friend.
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A joke's a very serious thing.
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