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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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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler: A Revised Edition with Memoir ..., Volume 1

Samuel Butler - 1893 - 394 pages
...in a moment, In proper terms, such as men smaller When they throw out and miss the matter. I-' ^_^-" For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit : 190 'Twas Presbyterian true blue ; For he was of that stubborn crew j Of errant saints, whom all men grant To...
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How to Teach and Study United States History

John Trainer - 1895 - 356 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 Hue. — HUDIBRAS. Puritans, by those who wished to render the prevailing...
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom

Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) - 1895 - 944 pages
...luncheon, as "bever" was a cold collation between dinner and supper. Further, as to our Knight : " 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 Defender

1916 - 1110 pages
...statements like it, a flection on one of the most useful our religious denominations. We quote^ it: 2» "For his religion, it was fit, To match his learning and his wit. 'Twas Presbyterian Blue." We hope that the time will soon come when careless and unfair methods of...
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The Warner Library, Volume 5

1917 - 1460 pages
...words congealed in northern air. He knew what's what, and that's as high As metaphysic wit can fly. 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 Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge, Volume 4

1918
...Restoration of the Stuarts 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 Presbyterian tiue Wu*. That this epithet should find its way to the colonies was a matter of...
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The Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - 1919 - 714 pages
...disputation, And pay with ratiocination : All this by syllogism, true In mood and figure he would do. ena. I will be Paris, and for love of thee, Instead of Troy, s : 'Twas Presbyterian true blue ; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant...
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The Book of Humorous Verse

1920 - 1014 pages
...returns we may easily die, Till then let us sorrow in company." Reginald Heber. THE 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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Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the Seventeenth Century: Donne to Butler

Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson - 1921 - 244 pages
...The description of Hudibras in Canto I, ie on his intellectual side. That of his religion follows : For his Religion it was fit To match his Learning and his Wit : 'Twas Presbyterian true blew, &c. 1. 12. 'Committee-men'. Committees set up in various counties to...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922 - 1424 pages
...April day, And woman's plighted faith. SOUTHEY— Madoc in Azthan. Pt. ÕÕØ. L. , 51. 22 DOCTRINE 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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