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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Douglas William Jerrold. (1803–1857)
 
 
1
      He is one of those wise philanthropists who in a time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.
          Douglas Jerrold’s Wit.
2
      The surest way to hit a woman’s heart is to take aim kneeling.
          Douglas Jerrold’s Wit.
3
      That fellow would vulgarize the day of judgment.
          A comic Author.
4
      The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
          The Anglo-French Alliance.
5
      The life of the husbandman,—a life fed by the bounty of earth and sweetened by the airs of heaven.
          The Husbandman’s Life.
6
      Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.
          Meeting Troubles half-way.
7
      Earth is here [Australia] so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
          A Land of Plenty.
8
      The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
          Ugly Trades.
9
      A blessed companion is a book,—a book that fitly chosen is a life-long friend.
          Books.
10
      He was so good he would pour rose-water on a toad.
          A charitable Man.
  
  
  
11
      As for the brandy, “nothing extenuate;” and the water, put nought in it malice.
          Shakespeare Grog.
12
      Talk to him of Jacob’s ladder, and he would ask the number of the steps.
          A matter-of-fact Man.
13
      That questionable superfluity—small beer.
          The Tragedy of the Till.
 

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