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Samuel Butler

Data di nascita: 3. Febbraio 1612
Data di morte: 25. Settembre 1680

Samuel Butler è stato uno scrittore britannico.

È noto per il suo poema eroicomico Hudibras : ispirato a Don Chisciotte di Miguel de Cervantes, narra le vicende del presbiteriano Hudibras e del suo scudiero Ralpho.

Frasi Samuel Butler

„Non sempre il silenzio significa tatto: è il tatto ch'è d'oro, non il silenzio.“

—  Samuel Butler

Origine: Citato in Selezione dal Reader's Digest, agosto 1965, p. 76.

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„Definire significa rinchiudere la sconfinata foresta dell'idea in un muro di parole.“

—  Samuel Butler

Origine: Citato in Guido Almansi, Il filosofo portatile, TEA, Milano, 1991.

„All piety consists therein
In them, in other men all sin…“

—  Samuel Butler (poet), Hudibras

Canto I, line 189
Hudibras, Part I (1663–1664)
Contesto: For his Religion, it was fit
To match his learning and his wit;
'Twas Presbyterian true blue;
For he was of that stubborn crew
Of errant saints, whom all men grant
To be the true Church Militant;
Such as do build their faith upon
The holy text of pike and gun;
Decide all controversies by
Infallible artillery;
And prove their doctrine orthodox
By apostolic blows and knocks;
Call fire and sword and desolation,
A godly thorough reformation,
Which always must be carried on,
And still be doing, never done;
As if religion were intended
For nothing else but to be mended.
A sect, whose chief devotion lies
In odd perverse antipathies;
In falling out with that or this,
And finding somewhat still amiss;
More peevish, cross, and splenetick,
Than dog distract, or monkey sick.
That with more care keep holy-day
The wrong, than others the right way;
Compound for sins they are inclin'd to,
By damning those they have no mind to:
Still so perverse and opposite,
As if they worshipp'd God for spite.
The self-same thing they will abhor
One way, and long another for.
Free-will they one way disavow,
Another, nothing else allow:
All piety consists therein
In them, in other men all sin...

„Compound for sins they are inclin'd to,
By damning those they have no mind to“

—  Samuel Butler (poet), Hudibras

Canto I, line 189
Hudibras, Part I (1663–1664)
Contesto: For his Religion, it was fit
To match his learning and his wit;
'Twas Presbyterian true blue;
For he was of that stubborn crew
Of errant saints, whom all men grant
To be the true Church Militant;
Such as do build their faith upon
The holy text of pike and gun;
Decide all controversies by
Infallible artillery;
And prove their doctrine orthodox
By apostolic blows and knocks;
Call fire and sword and desolation,
A godly thorough reformation,
Which always must be carried on,
And still be doing, never done;
As if religion were intended
For nothing else but to be mended.
A sect, whose chief devotion lies
In odd perverse antipathies;
In falling out with that or this,
And finding somewhat still amiss;
More peevish, cross, and splenetick,
Than dog distract, or monkey sick.
That with more care keep holy-day
The wrong, than others the right way;
Compound for sins they are inclin'd to,
By damning those they have no mind to:
Still so perverse and opposite,
As if they worshipp'd God for spite.
The self-same thing they will abhor
One way, and long another for.
Free-will they one way disavow,
Another, nothing else allow:
All piety consists therein
In them, in other men all sin...

„When civil fury first grew high,
And men fell out, they knew not why;
When hard words, jealousies, and fears,
Set folks together by the ears,
And made them fight, like mad or drunk,
For Dame Religion, as for punk; Whose honesty they all durst swear for,
Though not a man of them knew wherefore:“

—  Samuel Butler (poet), Hudibras

Canto I, first lines
Hudibras, Part I (1663–1664)
Contesto: When civil fury first grew high,
And men fell out, they knew not why;
When hard words, jealousies, and fears,
Set folks together by the ears,
And made them fight, like mad or drunk,
For Dame Religion, as for punk; Whose honesty they all durst swear for,
Though not a man of them knew wherefore:
When Gospel-Trumpeter, surrounded
With long-ear'd rout, to battle sounded,
And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick,
Was beat with fist, instead of a stick;
Then did Sir Knight abandon dwelling,
And out he rode a colonelling.

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