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Hudibras

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Ah me! what perils do environ The man that meddles with cold iron! What plaguy mischiefs and mishaps Do dog him still with after-claps! For though dame Fortune seem to smile And leer upon him for a while, She'll after shew him, in the nick Of all his glories, a dog-trick.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Echo Library (first published 1663)
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David
LOVED IT!! Hilarious, electric writing. Hudibras and squire Ralpho are the heroes, and they bumble through a post-Cromwell England. Lampoons Puritans and pokes fun at knight-errantry.
Douglas Dalrymple
Clearly written for a particular time and place, but anyone with a smidge of 17th century British history and some familiarity with the debates that swirl around Reformed theology will find this utterly hilarious – unless, that is, you’re a Presbyterian.
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[Author of Hudibras. For the author of Erewhon and The Way of All Flesh, see http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... .]

Samuel Butler was the son of a farmer. His date of birth is unknown, but there is documentary evidence for the date of his baptism. He was educated at the King's School, Worcester, under Henry Bright whose teaching is recorded favourably by Thomas Fuller, a contemporary writer, i...more
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Hudibras: Parts 1 and 2 and Selected Other Writings (Oxford Paperback English Texts) Hudibras Volume 2-3 Hudibras: Po Me, Volume 3... Hudibras: in three parts. Written in the time of the late wars. By Samuel Butler, Esq. With large annotations by Zachary Grey, LL.D. In three volumes. Carefully compared and corrected by the Cambridge edition. ... Volume 1 of 3 Butler's Hudibras: Izaak Walton's Lives, Plays from Molier, A.D. 1663 to A.D. 1733

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“Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.” 6 likes
“His knowledge was not far behind
The knight's, but of another kind,
And he another way came by't ;
Some call it Gifts, and some New Light.
A lib'ral art, that costs no pains
Of study, industry, or brains.”
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