The Hot Word
Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Samuel Butler
More Quotes From
Ernest Pontifex, or The Way of All Flesh Houghton Mifflin (1964)
Genuine Remains in Verse and Prose (1759)
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.
Cite this source
Embed this quotation
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
The Daily Beast
Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Advertise with Us
Suggest a Word