Quoth Hudibras, "I smell a rat! Ralpho, thou dost prevaricate."
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 821.
Contributed by: Zaady
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
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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