He was universally belov'd, Hospitable, Generous, Learned in many things, skill'd in Musick, a very greate Cherisher of Learned men of whom he had the conversation.
Skill'd to retire, and in retiring draw Hearts after them tangled in amorous nets.john milton
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.