Charles Churchill

1731 - 1764

A Quote by Charles Churchill on friendship

Greatly his foes he dreads, but more his friends; He hurts me most who lavishly commends.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

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A Quote by Charles Churchill

Nor waste their sweetness in the desert air.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: Gotham, book ii. line 20.

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A Quote by Charles Churchill on worth

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No statesman e'er will find it worth his pains To tax our labours and excise our brains.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: Night. Line 271.

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A Quote by Charles Churchill

Wherever waves can roll, and winds can blow.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: The Farewell. Line 38.

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A Quote by Charles Churchill

There webs were spread of more than common size, And half-starved spiders prey'd on half-starved flies.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: The Prophecy of Famine. Line 327.

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A Quote by Charles Churchill on fame and planning

Who to patch up his fame, or fill his purse, Still pilfers wretched plans, and makes them worse; Like gypsies, lest the stolen brat be known, Defacing first, then claiming for his own.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: The Apology. Line 232.

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A Quote by Charles Churchill

Apt alliteration's artful aid.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: The Prophecy of Famine. Line 86.

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A Quote by Charles Churchill on art, curiosity, destruction, and thought

With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: Epistle to William Hogarth. Line 645.

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A Quote by Charles Churchill

But, spite of all the criticising elves, Those who would make us feel-must feel themselves.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: The Rosciad. Line 961.

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A Quote by Charles Churchill on country and faults

Be England what she will, With all her faults she is my country still.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: The Farewell. Line 27.

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