|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Talking is like playing on the harp; there is as much in laying the hands on the strings to stop their vibrations, as in twanging them to bring out their music.|
Holmes.The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, Chap. I.
|In general those who have nothing to say|
Contrive to spend the longest time in doing it.
Lowell.An Oriental Apologue, Stanza 15.
|The inexhaustible talk that was the flow of a golden sea of eloquence and wisdom.|
William Winter.English Rambles, Part I. Chap. VI.