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.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Have always been at daggers-drawing, And one another clapper-clawing.
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 79.
To swallow gudgeons ere they 're catch'd, And count their chickens ere they 're hatch'd.
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 923.
And bid the devil take the hin'most.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto ii. Line 633.
A Babylonish dialect Which learned pedants much affect.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 93.
And prove their doctrine orthodox, By apostolic blows and knocks.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 199.
What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was prov'd true before Prove false again? Two hundred more.
Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 1277.
I am not now in fortune's power: He that is down can fall no lower.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 877.
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