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Quotation by Samuel Butler
For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope; And when he happen'd to break off I' th' middle of his speech, or cough, H' had hard words ready to show why, And tell what rules he did it by;
Samuel Butler (1612–1680), British poet. Hudibras (l. 81–86).
OxBoLi. Everyman's Book of English Verse. John Wain, ed. (1981) J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
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