Hudibras. The first (second, third) part [by S. Butler]. Corrected and amended, with several additions and annotations

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Page 5 - 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 talk'd like other folk ; For all a rhetorician's rules Teach nothing but to name his tools.
Page 24 - 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, To make them dip themselves, and sound For Christendom in dirty pond ; To dive like wild-fowl for salvation, And fish to catch regeneration.
Page 11 - A sect whose chief devotion lies In odd perverse antipathies, In falling out with that or this And finding somewhat still amiss; More peevish, cross and splenetic Than dog distract or monkey sick: That with more care keep holyday The wrong, than others the right way; Compound for sins they are inclined to By damning those they have no mind to.
Page 11 - The self-same thing they will abhor One way and long another for ; Freewill they one way disavow, Another, nothing else allow ; All piety consists therein In them, in other men all sin. Rather than fail they will defy...
Page 22 - A squire he had, whose name was Ralph, That in th' adventure went his half, Though writers, for more stately tone, Do call him Ralpho, 'tis all one ; And when we can, with metre safe, We'll call him so ; if not, plain Ralph ; (For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses).
Page 15 - Beyond the infliction of a witch ; So cheats to play with those still aim That do not understand the game. Love in your heart as idly burns As fire in antique Roman urns, To warm the dead, and vainly light Those only that see nothing by't.
Page 15 - Through they were lin'd with many a piece Of ammunition bread and cheese, And fat black-puddings, proper food For warriors that delight in blood : For, as we said, he always chose To carry vittle in his hose, That often tempted rats and mice The ammunition to surprise : And when he put a hand but in The one or t...
Page 158 - Nothing but th' abuse Of human learning you produce ; Learning, that cobweb of the brain, Profane, erroneous, and vain ; A trade of knowledge as replete, As others are with fraud and cheat ; An art t...
Page 129 - There's but the twinkling of a star Between a man of peace and war, A thief and justice, fool and knave, A huffing officer and a slave...
Page 102 - Upon the ears of standing corn, Or trip it o'er the water quicker Than witches, when their staves they liquor, As some report...

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