Quotation by Samuel Butler

He could foretell whats'ever was
By consequence to come to pass.
As Death of Great Men, Alterations,
Diseases, Battels, Inundations.
All this without th' Eclipse of Sun,
Or dreadful Comet, he hath done
By inward Light, a way as good,
Samuel Butler (1612–1680), British poet. Hudibras. . .

Everyman's Book of English Verse. John Wain, ed. (1981) J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
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