Love is a boy by poets styl'd; Then spare the rod and spoil the child.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 843.
Contributed by: Zaady
He that imposes an oath makes it, Not he that for convenience takes it; Then how can any man be said To break an oath he never made?
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 377.
For money has a power above The stars and fate, to manage love.
Love in your hearts as idly burns As fire in antique Roman urns.
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 309.
I 'll make the fur Fly 'bout the ears of the old cur.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 277.
There's but the twinkling of a star Between a man of peace and war.
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 957.
With crosses, relics, crucifixes, Beads, pictures, rosaries, and pixes, The tools of working out salvation By mere mechanic operation.
Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 1495.
He could distinguish and divide A hair 'twixt south and southwest side.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 67.
The want of money is the root of all evil.
He made an instrument to know If the moon shine at full or no.
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 261.
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