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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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Publications, Ausgabe 4

Spalding Club, Aberdeen - 1841
...Southampton, a voluminous writer, who is now perhaps most generally known from the lines of Butler : " There was an ancient sage philosopher That had read Alexander Ross over, And swore the world, as he cou'd prove, Was made of fighting and of love." Hudibras, part i., cant. ii., v. I — K June 14. AD...
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Collectanea topographica et genealogica, Band 8

Collectanea topographica et genealogica - 1843
...Ross, whose name is now better known in connexion with Hudibras, than from his voluminous works : — " There was an ancient sage philosopher, That had read Alexander Ross over." Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary contains a sketch of his history. He lived with the Henley family...
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Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica, Band 8

Frederic Madden, Bulkeley Bandinel, John Gough Nichols - 1843
...Ross, whose name is now better known in connexion with Hudibras, than from his voluminous works : — " There was an ancient sage philosopher, That had read Alexander Ross over." Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary contains a sketch of his history. He lived with the Henley family...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

1843
...dead since." Only in poems of the same order do we find the trisyllabic rhyme, as in the conplet, " There was an ancient sage philosopher. That had read Alexander Ross over." As for rhymes of greater length, they have only been used in occasional jeux-d'espnt. An additional...
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The Funeral Sermons, Orations, Epitaphs: And Other Pieces on the Death of ...

Charles Farquhar Shand - 1845 - 476 Seiten
...Southampton, a voluminous writer, who is now perhaps most generally known from the lines of Butler : — ' There was an ancient sage philosopher That had read Alexander Ross over, And swore the world, as he cou'd prove, Was made of fighting and of love.' HCDIBRAS, Tart I. Cant. ii. v. 1-4." [Gordon's Scots...
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Hudibras: In Three Parts

Samuel Butler - 1846 - 312 Seiten
...Taleol, routs the Dear, And takes the Fiddler prisoner, Conveys him to enchanted castle ; There shats him fast in wooden bastile. THERE was an ancient sage...for what else 5 Is in them all, but love and battles i' O' th' first of these we've no great matter To treat of, but a world o' th' latter ; In which to...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 Seiten
...disperse. HEROES OF ROMANCE. There was an ancient sage philosopher, That had read Alexander Boss over,1 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 no great matter To treat of, but...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 357 Seiten
...fisperse. HEROES OF ROMANCE. There was an ancient sage philosopher, That had read Alexander Ross over,i 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 no great matter To treat of, but...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 Seiten
...disperse. HEROES OF ROMANCE. There was an ancient sage philosopher, That had read Alexander Boss over,i 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 1 O' th' first of these w' have no great matter To treat of, but...
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts on ..., Band 1

1847 - 506 Seiten
...NOVELS — ROMANCE. 1. Last scene of all, That ends this strange, eventful history. SHAKSI'EARE. 2. He swore the world, as he could prove, Was made of fighting...of love ; — Just so romances are ; for what else Is in them all, but love and battles ? BUTLER'S Hudibras. 3. Now fiction's groves we tread, where young...
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