|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron. (17881824) (continued)|
| When Bishop Berkeley said there was no matter,|
And proved it,t was no matter what he said. 1
| Don Juan. Canto xi. Stanza 1.|
| And after all, what is a lie? T is but|
The truth in masquerade.
| Don Juan. Canto xi. Stanza 37.|
| T is strange the mind, that very fiery particle,|
Should let itself be snuffd out by an article.
| Don Juan. Canto xi. Stanza 59.|
| Of all tales t is the saddest,and more sad,|
Because it makes us smile.
| Don Juan. Canto xiii. Stanza 9.|
| Cervantes smild Spains chivalry away.|
| Don Juan. Canto xiii. Stanza 11.|
| Society is now one polishd horde,|
Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
| Don Juan. Canto xiii. Stanza 95.|
| All human history attests|
That happiness for man,the hungry sinner!
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner. 2
| Don Juan. Canto xiii. Stanza 99.|
| T is strange, but true; for truth is always strange,|
Stranger than fiction.
| Don Juan. Canto xiv. Stanza 101.|
| The Devil hath not, in all his quivers choice,|
An arrow for the heart like a sweet voice.
| Don Juan. Canto xv. Stanza 13.|
| A lovely being, scarcely formed or moulded,|
A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded.
| Don Juan. Canto xv. Stanza 43.|
| Friendship is Love without his wings.|
| LAmitié est lAmour sans Ailes.|
| I awoke one morning and found myself famous.|
| Memoranda from his Life, by Moore, Chap. xiv.|
What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.T. H. Key (once Head Master of University College School). On the authority of F. J. Furnivall. [back]
For a man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.Piozzi: Anecdotes of Samuel Johnson, p. 149. [back]