The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler: A Revised Edition with Memoir and Notes, Band 2

G. Bell & Sons, 1893

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Seite 294 - ALL the inventions that the world contains, Were not by reason first found out, nor brains ; But pass for theirs who had the luck to light Upon them by mistake or oversight.
Seite 20 - O' th' compass in their bones and joints, Can by their pangs and aches find All turns and changes of the wind. And better than by Napier's bones Feel in their own the age of moons...
Seite 84 - He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still ; Which he may adhere to, yet disown, For reasons to himself best known ; But 'tis not to b
Seite 34 - The world is naturally averse To all the truth it sees or hears, But swallows nonsense, and a lie, With greediness and gluttony...
Seite 74 - For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.
Seite 295 - COUNTRY that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live, as in the hold of Nature ; And when the sea does in upon them break, And...
Seite 8 - For loyalty is still the same Whether it win or lose the game ; True as the dial to the sun, Although it be not shin'd upon.
Seite 67 - To th' course of nature, but its own : The courage of the bravest daunt, And turn poltroons as valiant : For men as resolute appear, With too much as too little fear ; And, when they're out of hopes of flying, Will run away from death by dying ; Or turn again to stand it out, And those they fled, like lions, rout.
Seite 281 - IT is not poetry that makes men poor; For few do write that were not so before: And those that have writ best, had they been rich, Had ne'er been clapp'd with a poetic itch; Had...
Seite 226 - And own professions, which they never took So much delight in as to read one book : Like princes, had prerogative to give Convicted malefactors a reprieve ; And having but a little paltry wit More than the world...

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