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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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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...THE AGE OF THE RESTORATION. 108. Samuol Sutler. 1612-1680. (History, p. 123.) HUDIBRAS'S RELIGION. For his Religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit ; 'Twns Presbyterian, true blue ; For he was of that stubborn crew 5 Of errant saints, whom all men...
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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

Ephraim Hunt - 1872 - 658 pages
...sores of faith are cured again; Although, by woeful proof, we fmd They always leave a scar behind. 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 Illustrated Catholic Family Annual for ..., Volumes 6-9

1874
...Puritans ; and few pieces have been so often quoted against them by churchmen as the following lines : il 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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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876 - 870 pages
...pebble-stones When he harangued, but known his phrase, He would have used no other ways. Religion of HmJibras. 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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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed ..., Volume 4; Volume 80

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...knew what's what, and that's as high As metaphysic wit can fly. He was deep in school divinity, and 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 poetical works of Samuel Butler, with life and critical diss. by G ...

Samuel Butler - 1877
...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 : io 'Twas Presbyterian true blue ; 2 For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant Saints, whom all...
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The Witty and Humorous of the English Poets: With Specimens Arranged in Periods

William Davenport Adams - 1880 - 335 pages
...heard three labourers of Babel, Or Cerberus himself pronounce A leash of languages at once. And this : 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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An Empire of Information: Uniting Four Regions of Thought ...

John McGovern - 1880 - 762 pages
...the size of pots of ale, And wisely tell what hour o' th' day The clock does strike by algebra. 3. 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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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1880 - 638 pages
...satirical expressions in this description of the theology of the schoolmen. If. RELIGION OF HLDIBRASFor his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit : IJO 'Twas Presbyterian true blue ; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant * saints, whom all...
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A Manual of English Literature: Designed for the Use of Advanced Grades

Noble Kibby Royse - 1881 - 644 pages
...comment, 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: 'T was Presbyterian true blue ; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant...
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