Excerpt from Hudibras: In Three Parts; Written in the Time of the Late Wars
On the one side, some who have had very little human learning, but were endued with a. Large share of natural wit and parts, have he' come the most celebrated* poets of the age they lived in. But as these last are Bar is aves in terris, ' so, when the Muses have not disdain ed the assistances of other arts 'and sciences, We are then blessed with those lasting monu ments of wit and learning, which may justly claim a kind of eternity upon earth: and our author, had his modesty permitted him, might with Horace have said.
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