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A POEM,

BY SAMUEL BUTLER:

WITH HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, AND EXPLANATORY

NOTES,

SELECTED FROM GREY & OTHER AUTHORS.

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,

A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,

AND

A PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE ON THE CIVIL WAR.

a New Edition.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON :

PRINTED FOR AKEP.MAN, STRAND; WALKER AND CO. PATERNOSTER-

ROW; REID, CHARING-CROSS ; BIGG, PARLIAMENT-STREET;
SHARPE, KING-STREET ; CLARKE, ROYAL-EXCHANGE ; CHAPPELL,
PALL-MALL; ANDREWS, NEW-BOND-STREET; BELL, OXFORD-
STREET ; AND JOHN BUMPUS, HOLBURN.

1822.

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PART II.---CANTO III.

The Argument.

The Knight, with various doubts possest,
To win the Lady goes in quest
Of Sidrophel the Rosycrucian,
To know the dest'nies' resolution:
With whom b'ing met, they both chop logic
About the science astrologic;
Till, falling from dispute to fight,
The Conj'rer's worsted by the Knight.

DOUBTLESS the pleasure is as great
Of being cheated, as to cheat ;
As lookers-on feel most delight
That least perceive a juggler's sleight,
And still, the less they understand,
The more they’ admire his sleight of hand.

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