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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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1850 - 710 pages
...When he harangu'd, but known his phrase, He would have us'd no other ways. [Religion of Hudibrat.] 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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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1851 - 600 pages
...pebble-stones When he harangn'd, but known his phrse, He would have ns'd no other ways. RELIGION OF HUDIBRAS: For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit. 'T was Presbyterian true blue; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints whom all men grant...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler: With Life, Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Butler, George Gilfillan - 1854 - 296 pages
...He could unriddle in a moment, In proper terms, such as men smatter, When they throw out, aud miss the matter. For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit : 190 'Twas Presbyterian true blue ; 2 /For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant Saints, whom all men grant To...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler: The life and works of Samuel Butler ...

Samuel Butler - 1854 - 292 pages
...He could unriddle in a moment, In 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 : 190 Twas Presbyterian true blue ; 2 For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant Saints, whom all men grant To...
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The North British Review, Volume 24

1855
...But," &c. But the clenching passage would, of course, be that describing the knight's religion : " 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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Eclectic Magazine, and Monthly Edition of the Living Age, Volume 37

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1856 - 604 pages
...But," &c. But the clenching passage would, of course, be that describing the knight's religion : " 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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Englische Dichter: Eine Auswahl englischer Dichtungen mit deutscher Uebersetzung

1856 - 735 pages
...flourish most in barren ground, He had such plenty, as sufficed To make some think him circumcised. 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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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 3

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1858 - 760 pages
...times of Charles II.) looked with disapprobation on the licentiousness of the times. Thus, in Hudibras, For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit ; Twas I'reabytcrian true blue. That this epithet should find its way to the colonies was a matter...
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Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded ...

John Russell Bartlett - 1859 - 570 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 ; 'T was Presbyterian true blue. Hudib. Canto I. That this epithet of derision should find its...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 6

David Masson - 1880
...book, as a popular expression of anti-Puritanism, from that day to this : THE RELIGION OF HUDIBBAS. 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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