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Samuel Butler (a)
(1612-1680) born on
Feb 14
English poet, satirist, painter, philosopher. He was famous for his mock epic "Hudibras," ridiculing the Puritans.
Love is a boy, by poets styl'd,
Then spare the rod, and spoil the child.

Neither have they hearts to stay,
Nor wit enough to run away.
For every why he had a wherefore.
To swallow gudgeons ere they're catched,
And count their chickens ere they're hatched.
What makes all doctrines plain and clear?
About two hundred pounds a year.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Hudibras," pt. 2, cto. 1, 1663-78.
R: "Hudibras," pt. 3, cto. 3.
A: "Hudibras," Pt. I.
N: "Hudibras," Pt. II.
K: "Hudibras," Pt. III.

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