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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Robert Hall. (1764–1831)
 
 
1
    His [Burke’s] imperial fancy has laid all Nature under tribute, and has collected riches from every scene of the creation and every walk of art.
          Apology for the Freedom of the Press.
2
    He [Kippis] might be a very clever man by nature for aught I know, but he laid so many books upon his head that his brains could not move.
          Gregory’s Life of Hall.
3
    Call things by their right names…. Glass of brandy and water! That is the current but not the appropriate name: ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation. 1
          Gregory’s Life of Hall.
 
Note 1.
See Tourneur, Quotation 1.

He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin.—Diogenes Laertius: Pythagoras, vi. [back]
 

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