But·ler 1(bŭt′lər), Samuel 1612-1680.
English poet remembered primarily for his three-part work Hudibras (1663-1678), a venomous mock-heroic satire on the Puritans.
But·ler 2(bŭt′lər), Samuel 1835-1902.
British writer best known for Erewhon (1872), a utopian fantasy, and The Way of All Flesh (1903), a semiautobiographical novel satirizing family life in mid-Victorian England.
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