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" THERE was an ancient sage philosopher That had read Alexander Ross over, And swore the world, as he could prove, Was made of fighting and of love. Just so Romances are, for what else Is in them all but love and battles ? O' th' first of these w' have... "
Hudibras - Seite 28
von Robert Deverell - 1816
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Band 279

1895
...mass of literature, and recall Samuel Butler's lines, beginning of second Canto of " Hudibras " :— There was an ancient sage philosopher That had read Alexander Ross over. Mr. William Tite has drawn attention to one man who had read1 " Alexander Ross over," and given ground...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Band 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 Seiten
...apply in jest or earnest to, No business of importance, play, Or state, to pass the time away. BUTLER. There was an ancient sage philosopher That had read...he could prove, Was made of fighting and of love. BUTLER: Hudibeea. Beautiful ! How beautiful is all this visible world ! How glorious in its action...
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Scottish Notes and Queries

John Bulloch, John Alexander Henderson - 1897
...forgotten. He is referred to in the opening lines of the second canto of Butler's Hudibras : — " There was an ancient sage Philosopher, "That had read Alexander Ross over ;" He bequeathed ,£200 for the maintenance of two bursars at Marischal College. (Bruce's Eminent Men...
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A first sketch of English literature. With suppl. to the end of queen ...

Henry Morley - 1912
...Religions that Butler whimsically cited him. in the lines : AO 1663] SAMUEL BUTLER. HUDIBRAS 675 " n looking back on his delusions and misdeeds was tempted...answered to his doubt : Come, come away, fraile. feeble So Butler, at the opening of " Hudibras," spoke of the times " when civic fury first grew high :" "...
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Der aesthetische Genuss

Karl Groos - 1902 - 263 Seiten
...wetteifert an Bedeutung die Beziehung auf die Liebe. Mit Recht sagt Samuel Butler in seinem „Hudibras": There was an ancient sage philosopher, That had read...fighting and of love. Just so romances are, for what eise Is in them all but love and battles! Die Frage, ob die Kunst aus sexuellen Beziehungen entsprungen...
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The Flemings in Oxford: Being Documents Selected from the Rydal ..., Band 1

Stanley Hughes Le Fleming - 1904
...8°.) Alexander Ross (1590-1654), vicar of Carisbrooke and miscellaneous writer. His life is in DNB ' There was an ancient sage philosopher That had read Alexander Ross over.' (Hudibras, I. ii. I, ».) ' The Bodleian has a copy of the following book : Elegantiae Poeticae in...
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Aberdeen University Studies, Ausgabe 19

1906
...became immortalised by the couplet with which Samuel Butler begins the second canto of Hudibras : — There was an ancient sage philosopher That had read Alexander Ross over. Addison, in Spectator, No. 50, remarks that "these lines are more frequently quoted than the finest...
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The Diary of John Evelyn, Band 2

John Evelyn - 1906
...the return of his Majesty. 1 Immortalised in Butler's couplet (Httdibras, Part I. Canto ii. 11. 1-2): There was an ancient sage Philosopher, That had read Alexander Ross over. He was a Scotchman, born in 1591 ; and after receiving an education for the church, took orders, became...
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The Lone Shieling: Or the Authorship of the "Canadian Boat Song", with Other ...

George Milne Fraser - 1908 - 242 Seiten
...Aberdeen writer, now remembered only by the couplet in Hudibras, reflecting on his many books — " There was an ancient sage philosopher, That had read Alexander Ross over." Perhaps it was fortunate for Aberdeen that Ross published all his numerous books in London, and was...
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Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow

Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow - 1908
...course, that Alexander Ross whom Butler refers to in Hudibras. But though we have Butler's assurance that "There was an ancient, sage philosopher That had read Alexander Ross over," I confess I got through no more than sample passages of the poems to his name in these volumes. The...
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