Samuel Butler Poems
|1.||Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto I||4/21/2010|
|2.||Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto I||4/21/2010|
|3.||An Heroic Epistle Of Hudibras To His Lady||4/21/2010|
|4.||Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto Iii||4/21/2010|
|5.||Hudibras: Part 1 - Canto Iii||4/21/2010|
|6.||Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto Ii||4/21/2010|
|7.||Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto Ii||4/21/2010|
|8.||Hudibras, Part I (Excerpts)||1/1/2004|
|9.||Hudibras - The Lady's Answer To The Knight||4/21/2010|
|10.||Puritans - (From Hudibras)||4/21/2010|
|11.||Sonnets On Miss Savage||4/21/2010|
|12.||Hudibras: Part 1 - Canto I||4/21/2010|
|13.||The Metaphysical Sectarian||4/21/2010|
The Metaphysical Sectarian
HE was in Logick a great Critick,
Profoundly skill'd in Analytick.
He could distinguish, and divide
A Hair 'twixt South and South-West side:
On either which he would dispute,
Confute, change hands, and still confute.
He'd undertake to prove by force
Of Argument, a Man's no Horse.
He'd prove a Buzard is no Fowl,
And that a Lord may be an Owl;
A Calf an Alderman, a Goose a Justice,
And Rooks Committee-men and Trustees.
He'd run in Debt by Disputation,
And pay with Ratiocination.
All this by Syllogism, true
In Mood and Figure, he would ...