Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Letter to M. Leroy, 1789.
Note 1. Byrons European fame is the best earnest of his immortality, for a foreign nation is a kind of contemporaneous posterity.Horace Binny Wallace: Stanley, or the Recollections of a Man of the World, vol. ii. p. 89. [back]
Note 2. Snug as a bug in a rug.The Stratford Jubilee, ii. 1, 1779. [back]
Note 3. It hath been said that an unjust peace is to be preferred before a just war.Samuel Butler: Speeches in the Rump Parliament. Butlers Remains. [back]