Foul Superstition! howsoe'er disguised, Idol, saint, virgin, prophet, crescent, cross, For whatsoever symbol thou art prized, Thou sacerdotal gain, but general loss! Who from true worship's gold can separate thy dross?
But here our authors make a doubt Whether he were more wise or stout. Some hold the one and some the other; But howsoe'er they make a pother, The difference was so small his brain Outweighed his rage but half a grain; Which made some take him for a tool That knaves do work with, called a fool.
Words of affection, howsoe'er express'd,The latest spoken still are deem'd the best.joanna baillie
There is no flock, however watched and tended, but one dead lamb is there! There is no fireside howsoe'er defended, but has one vacant chair.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No, pray thee, let it serve for table-talk; Then, howsoe'er thou speak'st, 'mong other things I shall digest it.william shakespeare
Words of affection, howsoe'er express'd, The latest spoken still are deem'd the best.joanna baillie