Hudibras


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Hudibras

English Don Quixote; opponent of repressive laws. [Br. Lit.: Hudibras, Espy, 204]
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Butler's 'Hudibras.' Pepys' 'Diary.' The Restoration Drama.
Ye Muses, then, whoever ye are, who love to sing battles, and principally thou who whilom didst recount the slaughter in those fields where Hudibras and Trulla fought, if thou wert not starved with thy friend Butler, assist me on this great occasion.
'A great many centuries since, there flourished, in great state, the famous and renowned Lud Hudibras, king of Britain.
(33) Samuel Butler, Hudibras (London: John Martyn and Henry Herringman, 1678), pp.
Prior is himself attracted to digressiveness: the second canto of Alma opens with Mat's digression praising Samuel Butler for his digressing style in Hudibras. As a dancer on a rope affects a seeming stumble, only to excite the crowd to admiration, so Butler lapses into detours away from his subject, but regains ground at the right moment.
Katritzky examines the skimmington or social shaming ritual in Samuel Butler s three-part poem Hudibras (1664).
/ [rule] / [ten line verse quotation, that Egerer gives in full] / Hudibras. / [broken rule] / Printed in the Year M DCC LXXXIX.
One of them has since written that "There were, frankly, many times when we seriously doubted the practical adherence to such a high-flown motto." (34) Nevertheless, they were willing, as the couplet runs in Hudibras, to
Four essays explore such aspects as satiric metaphor in Samuel Butler's Hudibras; and Swift's style, the nakedness of the Houyhnhnms, and the deceits of rhetoric.
Of him, at last, may be said what Johnson says of Spenser, that he wrote no languages [Ben Johnson, in Timber, or Discoveries (1641)], but has formed what Butler call Babylonish dialect, [Samuel Butler in Hudibras 1662-78] in itself harsh and barbarous, but made by exalted genius, and extensive learning>>, ibid.
Walsh had an even easier time aboard Qozak, who made it 116 for Nicholls after being left with the 2m71/2f novice chase at his mercy when sole rival Hudibras unseated Peter Toole at the fifth fence.