Who is Samuel Butler?

  • (noun): English novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902).
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  • (noun): English poet (1612-1680).

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    Sight and all the other senses are only modes of touch.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    My father is one of the few men I know who say they do not like Shakespeare. He says “Shakespeare is so very coarse.” I could forgive my father for not liking Shakespeare if it was only because Shakespeare wrote poetry, but this is not the reason. He says he likes Tennyson and this gravely aggravates his offence.
    —Samuel Butler (1835–1902)