Joseph Hall Poems
|3.||From ' Lachrymæ Lachrymarum'||10/25/2014|
|5.||The Domestic Tudor's Position||4/21/2010|
|6.||The Kings Prophecie||1/1/2004|
|8.||The Impecunious Fop||4/21/2010|
Comments about Joseph Hall
Saw'st thou ever Siquis patcht on Pauls Church door
To seek some vacant vicarage before?
Who wants a churchman that can service say,
Read fast and fair his monthly homily?
And wed and bury and make Christen-souls?
Come to the left-side alley of St. Paules.
Thou servile fool, why could'st thou not repair
To buy a benefice at Steeple-Fair?
There moughtest thou, for but a slendid price,
Advowson thee with some fat benefice:
Or if thee list not wait for dead mens shoon,
Nor pray each morn the incumbents days were doone:
A thousand patrons thither ready ...