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Samuel Butler (poet)
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The Genuine Remains in Verse and Prose of Mr. Samuel Butler (1759) edited by Robert Thyer.
Samuel Butler (poet)
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Canto I, line 45. - Hudibras Part I (1663-1664)
Samuel Butler (poet)
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Canto I, line 93. - Hudibras Part I (1663-1664)
Samuel Butler (poet)
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Canto I, line 145. - Hudibras Part I (1663-1664)


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Born: February 8, 1612

Died: September 25, 1680 (aged 68)

Bio: Samuel Butler was a poet and satirist. He is remembered now chiefly for a long satirical poem entitled Hudibras.

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