Hudibras: Pome, Volume 1

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Page 20 - For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true church militant ; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun ; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery ; And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks...
Page 20 - For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit : 'Twas Presbyterian true blue, For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true church militant...
Page 303 - Art, perplext and intricate : For nothing goes for Sense or Light That will not with old rules jump right. As if Rules were not in the Schools Deriv'd from Truth, but Truth from Rules.
Page 10 - He'd undertake to prove by force Of argument, a man's no horse; He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl; A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, And rooks committee-men and trustees.
Page 10 - H' had hard words ready to show why, And tell what rules he did it by ; Else, when with greatest art he spoke, You'd think he talked like other folk.
Page 58 - To those that dwell therein well known, Therefore there needs no more be said here, We unto them refer our reader ; For brevity is very good, When w
Page 6 - And styled of war as well as peace. (So some rats of amphibious nature Are either for the land or water.) But here our authors make a doubt Whether he were more wise or stout.
Page 46 - Still they are sure to be i' th' right. 'Tis a dark lantern of the Spirit, Which none see by but those that bear it ; A light that falls down from on high, For spiritual trades to cozen by ; An ignis fatuus, that bewitches, And leads men into pools and ditches...
Page 60 - To this town people did repair On days of market, or of fair, And to crack'd fiddle and hoarse tabor, In merriment did trudge and labour.
Page 36 - twould not care : 'Twould make clean shoes, and in the earth Set leeks and onions, and so forth : It had been 'prentice to a brewer, Where this and more it did endure, But left the trade, as many more Have lately done on the same score. In th' holsters, at his saddle-bow, Two aged pistols he did stow, Among the surplus of such meat As in his hose he could not get : These would inveigle rats with th...

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