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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 10
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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A History of English Literature

William Allan Neilson, Ashley Horace Thorndike - 1924 - 500 pages
...fashion of Don Quixote ; and in him the worst side of the Puritans is held up to very skillful ridicule. 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, who all men grant...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 10

James Andrew Corcoran, Patrick John Ryan, Edmond Francis Prendergast - 1885
...he rejected all ceremonies as heathenish no matter what might be the Bible warrant for their use : " For his religion it was fit To match his learning and his wit, "Twas Presbyterian true blue."1 " He held it an abomination to read a novel, to see a play, to go to...
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An Eton Poetry Book

Cyril Alington, George Lyttelton - 1925 - 376 pages
...Henley says " as a rhythmist he proceeded from none and has had no successor ". LV FROM "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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Types of Poetry

1926 - 1090 pages
...iss lie could unriddle in a moment, In proper terms, such as men smatter When they throw out and miss 4 7 7 7 7 7 4 4 4 : iso 'Twas Presbyterian true blue; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant Saints, whom all men...
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A Short History of Civilization

Lynn Thorndike - 1926 - 736 pages
...Pilgrim's Progress in prison. Presbyterianism was ridiculed in Butler's Hudibnu, published 1663-1678. 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 Quarterly Journal of the University of North Dakota, Volume 9

University of North Dakota - 1919 - 450 pages
...Presbyterianism, the phrase true blue came into common use. Samuel Butler writing at that time said, "For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit : Twas Presbyterian true blue".128 True blue has been frequently used to express unwavering adher""Exodus...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 48

1856 - 1432 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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A Literary History of England

Tucker Brooke, Matthias A. Shaaber - 1959 - 490 pages
...philosophy, and "school-divinity." The famous lines on his religion show the vigor of Butler's animus: 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 Irish ecclesiastical record, Volume 9

Irish ecclesiastical record - 1868 - 596 pages
...FitzSimon enters into some details regarding his faith and morals, from which it would appear " That his religion it was fit To match his learning and his wit ; 'Twas Presbyterian true blue, For he was of that stubborn crew Who prove their doctrine orthodox...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 7

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...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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