Samuel Butler Poems

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1.
The Metaphysical Sectarian

HE was in Logick a great Critick,
Profoundly skill'd in Analytick.
He could distinguish, and divide
A Hair 'twixt South and South-West side:
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2.
Hudibras: Part 1 - Canto I

Sir Hudibras his passing worth,
The manner how he sallied forth;
His arms and equipage are shown;
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3.
Sonnets On Miss Savage

She was too kind, wooed too persistently,
Wrote moving letters to me day by day;
The more she wrote, the more unmoved was I,
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4.
Puritans - (From Hudibras)

Our brethren of New England use
Choice malefactors to excuse,
And hang the guiltless in their stead,
Of whom the churches have less need;
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5.
Hudibras - The Lady's Answer To The Knight

That you're a beast, and turn'd to grass,
Is no strange news, nor ever was;
At least to me, who once you know,
Did from the pound replevin you,
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6.
Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto Ii

The Knight and Squire, in hot dispute,
Within an ace of falling out,
Are parted with a sudden fright
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7.
Hudibras: Part 1 - Canto Iii

The scatter'd rout return and rally,
Surround the place; the Knight does sally,
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8.
Hudibras, Part I (Excerpts)

THE ARGUMENT OF THE FIRST CANTOSir Hudibras his passing worth,
The manner how he sallied forth;
His arms and equipage are shown;
His horse's virtues, and his own.
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9.
An Heroic Epistle Of Hudibras To His Lady

I who was once as great as Caesar,
Am now reduc'd to Nebuchadnezzar;
And from as fam'd a conqueror
As ever took degree in war,
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10.
Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto Ii

The Saints engage in fierce Contests
About their Carnal interests;
To share their sacrilegious Preys,
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