He made an instrument to know If the moon shine at full or no.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 261.
Contributed by: Zaady
With mortal crisis doth portend My days to appropinque an end.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 589.
As men of inward light are wont To turn their optics in upon 't.
Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 481.
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.
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