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Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

English poet and satirist

For rhyme the rudder is of verses,
With which like ships they steer their courses.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

She that with poetry is won
Is but a desk to write upon.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

Oaths are but words, and words but wind.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

He that is down can fall no lower.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

For Justice, though she's painted blind,
Is to the weaker side inclin'd.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

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.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

So in the wicked there's no vice
Of which the saints have not a spice.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

Compound for sins they are inclin'd to,
By damning those they have no mind to.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

Cry out upon the stars for doing
Ill offices, to cross their wooing.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

No Indian prince has to his palace
More followers than a thief to the gallows.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.

SAMUEL BUTLER, Hudibras

Samuel Butler Poems - a collection of his poetry.


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