The right honorable gentlemen is indebted to his memory for his jokes and his imagination for his facts.
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- He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
- That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.
- Easy writings curse is hard reading.
- There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I’m sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so.
- I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience — it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
- Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don’t put me in a frenzy.