I said; Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The Dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. The Director [ed. by T.F. Dibdin]. - Page 83edited by - 1807Full view
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Mary A. Favret - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 284 pages
...begins : Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigu'd I said Tye up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead, The Dog-star rages! nay, 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out.56 At the other end of the century, however, a loosely defined and broadly discursive letter "to...