Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.
Half-starved spiders prey'd on half-starved flies.
Genius is independent of situation.
Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest.
He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.
Who often, but without success, have prayed for apt Alliteration's artful aid.
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.