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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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A History of English Literature: In a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - 1868 - 529 Seiten
...What can we expect but broad satiric fun in a poem in which we find a canto beginning thus : — " There was an ancient sage philosopher, That had read Alexander Ross over." The adventures of Don Quixote, no doubt, suggested the idea of this work Sir Hudibras, a Presbyterian...
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Hudibras, in three parts. Repr. of ed. of 1779 [ed. by A. Murray].

Samuel Butler - 1869
...takes the Fiddler prisoner, Conveys him to enchanted castle, There shuts him fast in wooden Hostile. THERE was an ancient sage philosopher, That had read...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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The Montgomery Manuscripts: 1603-1706: Compiled from Family Papers, Band 1

George Hill - 1869 - 472 Seiten
...sneer at him in Ilitdibras was more popular than perhaps any of his own most poetical efforts : — " There was an ancient sage philosopher That had read...he could prove, WAS made of fighting and of love." The following is an entry in Evelyn's Diary, under date 1st February, 1653, during the exile of Ross...
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Book of Elegant Poetical Extracts

John T. Watson - 1869 - 506 Seiten
...FAM*.) NOVELS — ROMANCE. Last scene of all, That inds this strange, eventful history. SHAKSPEARE. 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 Iludibras. Now fiction's groves- we tread, where young...
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Hudibras: In Three Parts, Written in the Time of the Late Wars

Samuel Butler - 1869 - 331 Seiten
...munimentum regnante Carolo V. fecisse," &c. Zeilleri Topograph. GalHse.. That had read Alexander Ross over.1 And swore the world, as he could prove, Was made of fighting and of love ; Just so romances are,3 for what else Is in them all but love and battles ?3 O' th' first of these w* have no great matter...
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A History of English Literature: In a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - 1869 - 549 Seiten
...What can we expect but broad satiric fun in a poem in which we find a canto beginning thus : — " There was an ancient sage philosopher, That had read Alexander Ross over." The adventures of Don Quixote, no doubt, suggested the idea of this work. Sir Hudibras, a Presbvierian...
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The Edinburgh Review, Band 139

1874
...commentaries gave point to the lines which Addison thought to be the best known in Hudibras : — ' There was an ancient sage philosopher That had read Alexander Ross over.' In Germany Hofmann followed with his ' Umbra in luce : sive ' consensus et dissensus religionum profanarum,'...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 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. HITLER: Hudibras. Beautiful ! How beautiful is all this visible world ! How glorious in its action...
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The poetical works of Samuel Butler, with life and critical diss. by G ...

Samuel Butler - 1877
...Religions in the World from the Creation to his own Time.' And swore the world, as he could prove, 3 Was made of fighting and of love. Just so romances are, for what else Is in them all but love and battles ? 0' th' first of these w' have no great matter To treat of, but...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 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 : Hudibras. Beautiful ! How beautiful is all this visible world ! How glorious in its action...
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