For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 81.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
With mortal crisis doth portend My days to appropinque an end.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 589.
With books and money plac'd for show Like nest-eggs to make clients lay, And for his false opinion pay.
Source: Line 624.
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.
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