David Garrick

1716 - 1779

A Quote by David Garrick on men

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Hearts of oak are our ships, Hearts of oak are our men.

David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

Source: Hearts of Oak.

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A Quote by David Garrick on compliments and time

Prologues like compliments are loss of time; 'T is penning bows and making legs in rhyme.

David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

Source: Prologue to Crisp's Tragedy of Virginia.

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A Quote by David Garrick on angels and lies

Here lies Nolly Goldsmith, for shortness called Noll, Who wrote like an angel, and talk'd like poor Poll.

David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

Source: Impromptu Epitaph on Goldsmith.

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A Quote by David Garrick on feeling, heart, kindness, and mind

Their cause I plead,-plead it in heart and mind; A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.

David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

Source: Prologue on Quitting the Stage in 1776.

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A Quote by David Garrick on corruption and slavery

Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.

David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

Source: Prologue to the Gamesters.

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A Quote by David Garrick

Let others hail the rising sun: I bow to that whose course is run.

David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

Source: On the Death of Mr. Pelham.

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A Quote by David Garrick on books, choice, contentment, cooking, devil, doctors, good, heaven, and poets

Are these the choice dishes the Doctor has sent us? Is this the great poet whose works so content us? This Goldsmith's fine feast, who has written fine books? Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks?

David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

Source: Epigram on Goldsmith's Retaliation. Vol. ii. p. 157.

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A Quote by David Garrick on body, force, lies, nature, strength, and thought

Here lies James Quinn. Deign, reader, to be taught, Whate'er thy strength of body, force of thought, In Nature's happiest mould however cast, To this complexion thou must come at last.

David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

Source: Epitaph on Quinn. Murphy's Life of Garrick. Vol. ii. p. 38.

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