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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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1859
...his second canto thus — " ' There was an ancient sage philosopher, That hail read Alexander Rosse over; And swore the world, as he could prove, Was made of fighting and of love. " Whatever might be Butler's opinion of Ross, however, he lived and died a ' prosperous gentleman,'...
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New Monthly Magazine, Band 36

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1832
...better than " Attila," a tragedy. The Aathor evidently agrees with " That ancient >agc philosopher Who had read Alexander Ross over, And swore the world, as he could prove, Was made ot fighting and of love." Love and munlcr constitute the staple of every tragedy, aud here we have...
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New Monthly Magazine, Band 36

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1832
...Author evidently agrees with " That ancient sage philosopher Who had read Alexander Ross over, And iwore the world, as he could prove, Was made of fighting and of love." Love and murder constitute the staple of every tragedy, and here we have both in abundance; but there...
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1875
...The following, from a little work by the celebrated Alexander Ross, immortalized by Hudibras, — " There was an ancient sage philosopher That had read Alexander Ross over," — might be of interest. It is entitled Sam A ni madversions and Observations upon Sir Walter Raleigh's...
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