Douglas Jerrold

1803 - 1857

A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on books, good, heaven, motherhood, originality, reading, speech, and wishes

I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, sometimes not a French book, in the original, which I can procure in a good version. I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Books.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on gifts, grace, heart, and success

Born for success he seemed, With grace to win, with heart to hold, With shining gifts that took all eyes.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Memoriam.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on earth, forgiveness, god, and heaven

God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Society and Solitude.

Contributed by: Zaady

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