Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

A Quote by Samuel Butler

Through perils both of wind and limb, Through thick and thin she follow'd him.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on day

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And wisely tell what hour o' the day The clock does strike, by algebra.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 125.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on boredom

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But still his tongue ran on, the less Of weight it bore, with greater ease.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto ii. Line 443.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

With many a stiff thwack, many a bang, Hard crab-tree and old iron rang.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto ii. Line 831.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

True as the dial to the sun, Although it be not shin'd upon.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto ii. Line 175.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on fighting

The trenchant blade, Toledo trusty, For want of fighting was grown rusty, And ate into itself, for lack Of somebody to hew and hack.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 359.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on divinity and truth

For truth is precious and divine, - Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 257.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on honor

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While the honour thou hast got Is spick and span new.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 398.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on beginning

The sun had long since in the lap Of Thetis taken out his nap, And, like a lobster boil'd, the morn From black to red began to turn.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 29.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that 's slain.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto iii. Line 243.

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