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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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Jones's Cabinet Edition of British Poets, Volume 2

1831 - 418 pages
...t 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 ofthat stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant...
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The progress of the revolutions of 1640 and 1830

Progress - 1832 - 86 pages
...he could not tell; He knew what's what, and that's as high As metaphysic wit can fly. His Religion. For his religion, it was fit (. To match his learning and his wit: ' 9 * i He knew the seat of Paradise, Could tell in what degree it lies; And, as...
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Beauties of the British Poets: Being a Pocket Dictionary of Their Most ...

1834 - 340 pages
...garnished nuisance ; fitter far For cleanly riddance, than for fair attire. Cowper. RELIGION. Hudibras, Ms. 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, Volume 1

Samuel Butler - 1835 - 332 pages
...opinion 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 ; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be...
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Hudibras, Volume 1

Samuel Butler - 1835 - 410 pages
...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,3 For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant4 saints, whom all men grant To...
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Landscape - historical illustrations of Scotland, and the Waverley novels ...

George Newenham Wright - 1836 - 374 pages
...ghosts are said to do before the breath of morn." MASTER HOLDENOUGH INTERRUPTED IN HIS VOCATION. " 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 Historical Discourse, Delivered by Request Before the Citizens of New ...

James Luce Kingsley - 1838 - 128 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; 'Twas Presbyterian true Hue." Hudib. Cant. I. That this epithet of derision should find its way to...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - 1841 - 840 pages
...He could unriddle in a moment, I n 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 ; 'Twas Presbyterian true blue ; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant...
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The Christian magazine

1841 - 686 pages
...good one go to, which the bad ? Byrom. THE RECTOR OF STILLBY. ( Continued from page ST.) CHAPTER II. FOR his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit : 'Twas Presbyterian true blue i For lie was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1843 - 716 pages
...When he harangu'd, but known his phrase, He would have us'd no other ways. [Religion of Iludibrai.] 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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