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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6363
AUTHOR:Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield Disraeli (1804–1881)
QUOTATION:  A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.
ATTRIBUTION:Speech at Riding School, London, July 27, 1878.
 

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