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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
George, the Younger Colman. (1762–1836)
 
 
1
    On their own merits modest men are dumb.
          Epilogue to the Heir at Law.
2
    And what ’s impossible can’t be,
And never, never comes to pass.
          The Maid of the Moor.
3
    Three stories high, long, dull, and old,
As great lords’ stories often are.
          The Maid of the Moor.
4
    Like two single gentlemen rolled into one.
          Lodgings for Single Gentlemen.
5
    But when ill indeed,
E’en dismissing the doctor don’t always succeed.
          Lodgings for Single Gentlemen.
6
    When taken,
To be well shaken.
          The Newcastle Apothecary.
7
    Thank you, good sir, I owe you one.
          The Poor Gentleman. Act i. Sc. 2.
8
    O Miss Bailey!
Unfortunate Miss Bailey!
          Love laughs at Locksmiths. Act ii. Song.
9
    ’T is a very fine thing to be father-in-law
To a very magnificent three-tailed Bashaw!
          Blue Beard. Act ii. Sc. 5.
10
    I had a soul above buttons.
          Sylvester Daggerwood, or New Hay at the Old Market. Sc. 1.
11
    Mynheer Vandunck, though he never was drunk,
Sipped brandy and water gayly.
          Mynheer Vandunck.
 

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