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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Robert Hall. (1764–1831)
 
4832
    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.
4833
    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.
4834
    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.
 
Thomas Morton. (1764–1838)
 
4835
    What will Mrs. Grundy say?
          Speed the Plough. Act i. Sc. 1.
4836
    Push on,—keep moving.
          A Cure for the Heartache. Act ii. Sc. 1.
4837
    Approbation from Sir Hubert Stanley is praise indeed.
          A Cure for the Heartache. Act v. Sc. 2.
 
Sir James Mackintosh. (1765–1832)
 
4838
    Diffused knowledge immortalizes itself.
          Vindiciæ Gallicæ.
4839
    The Commons, faithful to their system, remained in a wise and masterly inactivity.
          Vindiciæ Gallicæ.
4840
    Disciplined inaction.
          Causes of the Revolution of 1688. Chap. vii.
4841
    The frivolous work of polished idleness.
          Dissertation on Ethical Philosophy. Remarks on Thomas Brown.
 
Note 1.
See Tourneur, Quotation 1.

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

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