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" Nobles and heralds, by your leave, Here lies what once was Matthew Prior, The son of Adam and of Eve ; Can Bourbon or Nassau claim higher ? " But, in this case, the old prejudice got the better of the old joke. "
The Literary Magazine, and American Register - Page 308
edited by - 1804
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

Art - 1803
...of" Hpnry the Third of France, under rlis month or September, 1587, records the -execution U " of *' Nobles and Commons, by your leave, Here lie the bones of Matthew Prior, The fon of Adam and of Eve. Can Bourbon or Naflau- go higher :" re faid to have been taken from a Scotch...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...rmd learn'd, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee. EPITAPH. (PRIOR.) NOBLES and Heralds, by your leave Here* lie the bones of Matthew Prior; The son of Adam and of Eve, Can Stuart or Nassau claim higher? Under MILTON'S PICTURE, before kis PARADISE LOST. (DRYDEN.J THRKE Poets,...
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Poétique anglaise, Volume 2

Albin Joseph U. Hennet - 1806
...Matthew Prier , * * Nobles , généalogistes , avec votre permission » ci-gît qui fut autrefois Mathieu Prior , The son of Adam and of Eve ; Can Bourbon or Nassau claim higher ? * *le fils d'Adam et d'Eve ; Bourbon ou Nassau remontent - ils plus haut ? ADDISO N....
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Anthologia: A Collection of Epigrams, Ludicrous Epitaphs, Sonnets, Tales ...

English poetry - 1807 - 184 pages
...should bid me die,. That you yourself may live. EPITAPH ON PRIOR. [BY HIMSELF.] NOBLES and heralds, by your leave,. Here lie the bones of Matthew Prior,. The son of Adam and of Eve ; Let Bourbon or Nassau go higher. IMPROMPTU ON BERTIE GREATHEED, ESQ. AND HIS TRAGEDY. CRIES Greathecd,...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - Authors, English - 1808 - 552 pages
...t--» Prefixed to Prior's Poems is his portrait, beneath which is this epitaph, written by himself: Nobles and Commons, by your leave, Here lie the bones of Matthew Prior, The son of Adam and Eve, Can Bourbon or Nassau go higher ? But this is not original, for in the churchyard of-Dundee, in...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1808
...calculated to remind us of our mortality, and inspire us with pious sentiments — " Monarchs and courtiers, by your leave, " Here lie the bones of Matthew Prior ; " The son of Adam and of Eve ; " Let Bourbon or Nassau go higher." I cannot even pass without blame, on this account, Mr. Pope's...
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The panorama of wit. Exhibiting the choicest epigrams in the English language

Panorama - 1809
...division. . t Mr. Rose manages matters in Downing Street. MR. PRIOR'S EPITAPH. NOBLES and heralds, by your leave, Here lie the bones of Matthew Prior; The son of Adam and of Eve : Let Bourbon or Nassau go higher. LOVE AND HOPE, NONE without Hope, e'er lov'd the brightest fair;...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1809 - 363 pages
...mortality, and inspire us with pious sentiments.... " Monarchs and courtiers, by your leave, " Here lies the bones of Matthew Prior ; " The son of Adam and of Eve ; " Let Bourbon or Nassau go higher." I cannot even pass without blame, on this account, Mr. Pope's...
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A Treatise on Man: His Intellectual Faculties and His Education, Volume 2

Helvétius - Education - 1810
...than myself, think and call themselves sorcerers, even on the scaffold. A thou* Nobles and heralds, by your leave, Here lie the bones of Matthew Prior, The son of Adam and of Eve, Let Bourbon or Nassau go higher. T. sand The great think themselves of a superior specie!. sand instances...
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A Treatise on Man; His Intellectual Faculties and His Education, Volume 2

Helvétius - 1810
...than myself, think and call themselves sorcerers, even on the scaffold. A thou* Nobles and heralds, by your leave, Here lie the bones of Matthew Prior, The son of Adam and of Eve, Let Bourbon or Nassau go higher. PRIOR. T. land The great think themselves of a superior species. sand...
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