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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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Gems from the English Poets: Chaucer to Tennyson ; with Biographical Notices ...

English poets - 1889 - 503 pages
...second three years later, and the third not til) 1678. He died in London in 1680. RELIGION OF HUDIBRAS. 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 Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Mme. Charlotte Fiske (Bates) Rogé - 1832 - 1022 pages
...comment, He could unriddle in a moment, In proper terms, such as men smaller, When they throw out and miss the matter. For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit: 'Twas Presbyterian true blue; For he was of Ihal slubborn crew Of errant saints whom all men grant...
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Here and There: Quaint Quotations, a Book of Wit

H. L. Sidney Lear - 1882 - 204 pages
...be let unfurnished. He could raise scruples dark and nice, And after solve 'em in a trice. * * * * 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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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1882 - 638 pages
...Def. 20.1 127, 128. In a head . . . unfurnished. Explain this expression. II.-RELIGION OF HUD1BRAS. 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 Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 1432 pages
...April day, And woman's plighted faith, s. SOUTHEY— Madoc in Azthan. Pt. XXIII. Line 51. DOCTRINE. For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit; 'Twos Presbyterian true blue; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant...
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The Onondagan, Volume 1886

1885
...the world I fill up a place which may be better supplied when l have made it empty." HA CR-NE— " For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit." GM D-DA— " A half-disdain Perched on the pouted blossom of her lips." THE ONONDAGAN. CO DWY— "...
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1886 - 690 pages
...127, 128. in a head . . . unfurnished. Explain this expression. BUTLER. II.—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...
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United States History by the Brace System: A Study of the History of the ...

John Trainer - 1887 - 225 pages
...all dissenters were often included, were more particularly designated by this term. Thus, Butler: " For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit— Twas Presbyterian true blue." — HUDIBRAS. " That this epithet of derision snould find its way to...
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English Poetry and Poets

Sarah Warner Brooks - 1890 - 506 pages
...best satire. Butler's description of the religion of Hudibras is a fair specimen of his satire : — " For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit. 'T was Presbyterian true-blue ; For he wag of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler, Volume 1

Samuel Butler - 1893 - 408 pages
...would 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 'Twos Presbyterian true blue ; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant...
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