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  • Smatterers
    All smatterers are more brisk and pert
    Than those that understand an art;
    As little sparkles shine more bright
    Than glowing coals, that give them light....
  • Hypocrisy
    Hypocrisy will serve as well
    To propagate a church, as zeal;
    As persecution and promotion
    Do equally advance devotion: ...
  • Religion Of Hudibras, The
    For his religion it was fit
    To match his learning and his wit:
    'Twas Presbyterian true blue;
    For he was of that stubborn crew ...
  • Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto I
    THE ARGUMENT

    The Knight and Squire resolve, at once,
    The one the other to renounce. ...
  • Hudibras: Part 1 - Canto Iii
    THE ARGUMENT

    The scatter'd rout return and rally,
    Surround the place; the Knight does sally, ...
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Lwinckles: "autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits." - samuel butler
Charlierichmond: darwin among the machines: a victorian visionary’s prophetic admonition for saving ourselves from enslavement by artificial intelligence – the marginalian
Stylesarapan: "i care about truth not for truth's sake but for my own." samuel butler
Brainpickings: this week's highlightable delights: emerson on how to trust yourself and what solitude really means, henry miller on the secret to growth in art and in life, a victorian prophecy of ai
Philip_d_conrad: life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. (samuel butler)
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