With books and money plac'd for show Like nest-eggs to make clients lay, And for his false opinion pay.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Source: Line 624.
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.
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.
Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts
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.
The greatest saints and sinners have been made The proselytes of one another's trade.
Quoth Hudibras, "I smell a rat! Ralpho, thou dost prevaricate."
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 821.
As men of inward light are wont To turn their optics in upon 't.
Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 481.
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