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Samuel Butler

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Comprehensive information about Samuel Butler including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Samuel Butler (baptized 14 February 1613 – 25 September 1680) was a poet and satirist. He is remembered now chiefly for a long satirical poem entitled Hudibras . This educational Samuel Butler resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left God cannot alter the past, but historians can. Quote Right
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Quote Left A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death. Quote Right
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Quote Left I believe that he was really sorry that people would not believe he was sorry that he was not more sorry. Quote Right
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Quote Left Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them. Quote Right
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