With mortal crisis doth portend My days to appropinque an end.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 589.
Contributed by: Zaady
With books and money plac'd for show Like nest-eggs to make clients lay, And for his false opinion pay.
Source: Line 624.
The law can take a purse in open court, While it condemns a less delinquent for't.
Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts
Such as take lodgings in a head That 's to be let unfurnished.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 161.
He ne'er consider'd it, as loth To look a gift-horse in the mouth.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 490.
As the ancients Say wisely, have a care o' th' main chance, And look before you ere you leap; For as you sow, ye are like to reap.
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 501.
All love at first, like generous wine, Ferments and frets until 'tis fine; But when 'tis settled on the lee, And from th' impurer matter free, Becomes the richer still the older, And proves the pleasanter the colder.
And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick, Was beat with fist instead of a stick.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 11.
If he that in the field is slain Be in the bed of honour lain, He that is beaten may be said To lie in honour's truckle-bed.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 1047.
He had got a hurt O' the inside, of a deadlier sort.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 309.
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