On their own merits modest men are dumb.
George Colman Colman (1762 - 1836)
Source: Epilogue to the Heir at Law.
Contributed by: Zaady
Thank you, good sir, I owe you one.
Source: The Poor Gentleman. Act i. Sc. 2.
Three stories high, long, dull, and old, As great lords' stories often are.
Source: The Maid of the Moor.
When taken, To be well shaken.
Source: The Newcastle Apothecary.
O Miss Bailey! Unfortunate Miss Bailey!
Source: Love Laughs at Locksmiths. Act ii.
Mynheer Vandunck, though he never was drunk, Sipped brandy and water gayly.
Source: Mynheer Vandunck.
'T is a very fine thing to be father-in-law To a very magnificent three-tailed Bashaw!
Source: Blue Beard. Act ii. Sc. 5.
Like two single gentlemen rolled into one.
Source: Lodgings for Single Gentlemen.
But when ill indeed, E'en dismissing the doctor don't always succeed.
And what 's impossible can't be, And never, never comes to pass.
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