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" 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... "
The Works of the English Poets: Butler - Page 12
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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Hudibras: In Three Parts

Samuel Butler - 1846 - 324 pages
...He could unriddle in a moment, In proper terms, such as men smatter, When they Ihrow oul, and miss the matter. For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit : I90 'Twas Presbyterian true blue ; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints whom all men...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 286 pages
...butter wanted weight : And wisely tell, what hour o' th' day The clock does strike, by algebra. * * * * 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...
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Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year ...

1849
...term is supposed to refer to the austerity of a particular sect as in Butler's description " For his religion, it was fit " To match his learning and his wit ; " 'Twas Presbyterian true blue." wherenf the name of Mr. Cotton is, by mistake, put for tliat of...
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Hudibras: In Three Parts

Samuel Butler - 1848 - 312 pages
...He could unriddle in a moment, Tn proper terms, such as men smatter, When they throw out, and miss the matter. For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit : ]90l 'Twas Presbyterian true blue ; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints whom all men...
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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848 - 468 pages
...nice, And after solve 'em in a trice : As if divinity had catch'd The itch, on purpose to be scratc'd ; 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...
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Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases ..., Volume 1

John Russell Bartlett - 1848 - 456 pages
...term ; their religion and their morality being marked by it as mean and contemptible. Thus Butler : For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit ; 'Twas Presbyterian true blue. Hudib. Canto I. " That this epithet of derision should find its...
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The Works of the Right Rev. John England, First Bishop of Charleston, Volume 4

John England - 1849 - 508 pages
...term ; their religion and their morality being marked _by it as mean and contemptible. Thus Butler, " For his religion it was fit To match his learning and his wit ; 'Twas Presbyterian true blue." Hudih., Cant. I. That this epithet of derision should find its way...
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Collections of the New-York Historical Society

1849
...term is supposed to refer to the austerity of a particular sect as in Butler's description " For his religion, it was fit " To match his learning and his wit ; " 'Twas Presbyterian true blue." whereof the name of Mr. Cotton is, by mistake, put for tliat of...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 68

1883 - 676 pages
...embroider'd in each part." And Butler, in describing his hero in 1662, says (canto i. 1. 173): " For his Religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit, T'was Presbyterian true blew, For he was of that Stubborn crew Of errant sainte whom all men grant...
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Notes and Queries

1866 - 650 pages
...person of Hudibras, his dress, his parts, and his religion, speaking of the latter, he says : " 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 arrant saints," &c. ; and the note...
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