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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Joseph Jekyll
 
        [A witty English barrister; born about 1752; member of Parliament, and solicitor-general to the Prince of Wales, 1805; died 1837.]
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The farther I go west, the more convinced I am that the Wise Men came from the East.
          Quoted by Sydney Smith. When some one said that a deceased attorney left but few effects, “It could scarcely be otherwise,” remarked Jekyll: “he had so very few causes.”
  Of Lady Cork, the friend of Dr. Johnson and the literati, who wore an enormous plume at one of her receptions, Jekyll said she was “exactly a shuttlecock,—all Cork and feathers.”
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