Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler was a poet and satirist. He is remembered now chiefly for a long satirical poem titled Hudibras.
leveår: 14 februar 1613 25 september 1680

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few people know what secrecy there is in the young under terror. No matter how unreasonable the terror, so that it be terror.
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when her eyes were withdrawn, secretly crossed his two forefingers, and exhibited them to me, as our token that Mrs. Joe was in a cross temper. This was so much her normal state, that Joe and I would often, for weeks together, be, as to our fingers, like monumental Crusaders as to their legs.
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These extensive arrangements occasioned us to be cut off unceremoniously in respect of breakfast; “for I ain’t,” said Mrs. Joe,—“I ain’t a going to have no formal cramming and busting and washing up now, with what I’ve got before me, I promise you!”

So, we had our slices served out, as if we were two thousand troops on a forced march instead of a man and boy at home;
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