Skill'd to retire, and in retiring draw Hearts after them tangled in amorous nets.
Skill'd in the globe and sphere, he gravely stands, And, with his compass, measures seas and lands.john dryden
I call'd the devil, and he came, And with wonder his form did I closely scan; He is not ugly, and is not lame, But really a handsome and charming man. A man in the prime of life is the devil, Obliging, a man of the world, and civil; A diplomatist too, well Skill'd in debate, He talks quite glibly of church and state.Heinrich Heine
He was in LOGIC a great critic, Profoundly Skill'd in analytic; He could distinguish, and divide A hair 'twixt south, and south-west side: On either which he would dispute, Confute, change hands, and still confute, He'd undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse; He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl, A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, And rooks Committee-men and Trustees.