Samuel Butler

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Noun1.Samuel Butler - English novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902)
2.Samuel Butler - English poet (1612-1680)
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Henry Sweet, then a young man, lacked their sweetness of character: he was about as conciliatory to conventional mortals as Ibsen or Samuel Butler.
Semon holds that engrams can be inherited, and that an animal's innate habits may be due to the experience of its ancestors; on this subject he refers to Samuel Butler.
This particular Phantom was commissioned for Alan Samuel Butler, Chairman of the De Havilland Aircraft Company, with bodywork by HJ Mulliner of Chiswick.
2945286), taking his cue from a classic novel by Samuel Butler and also from a one-time bookstore, owned by Antonio Abaya on Padre Faura Street, Manila, which he used to frequent.
Katritzky examines the skimmington or social shaming ritual in Samuel Butler s three-part poem Hudibras (1664).
Samuel Butler, Auburn, and Chantel Stidsen, Auburn - Auburn High School Scholarship
It was Samuel Butler who wrote of dogs that "you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
Apart from a mention at the time in the New Zealand News UK, a British weekly for Kiwi expatriates, it went unnoticed until 2002, when-- despite its imperfections--it provided a quirky supporting act to the serious literary stars Samuel Butler and Janet Frame in "From Erewhon to Nowhere: A Leitmotif of New Zealand Poetry?
Shaw, as David Daiches says, "was a Lamarckian evolutionist influenced by Samuel Butler"17 He borrowed his anti-Darwinism tendency from Samuel Butler who said that Darwin's view of the mechanism of evolution was erroneous and that a more correct view is advocated by his grandfather Erasmus Darwin and French naturalist Lamarck.
Summary: "Every man's work," Victorian novelist Samuel Butler once remarked, "whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
We may long for an immaculate center, but it's never there; as Samuel Butler said, "Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
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