Quotation by Samuel Butler

When civil fury first grew high,
And men fell out, they knew not why;
When hard words, jealousies, and fears,
Set folks together by the ears,
And made them fight, like mad or drunk,
For Dame Religion, as for punk;
Samuel Butler (1612–1680), British poet. Hudibras (l. 1–6).

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