John Byrom

1692 - 1763

A Quote by John Byrom

Bone and Skin, two millers thin, Would starve us all, or near it; But be it known to Skin and Bone That Flesh and Blood can't bear it.

John Byrom (1692 - 1763)

Source: Epigram on Two Monopolists.

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A Quote by John Byrom on time

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Take time enough: all other graces Will soon fill up their proper places.

John Byrom (1692 - 1763)

Source: Advice to Preach Slow.

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A Quote by John Byrom

Thus adorned, the two heroes, 'twixt shoulder and elbow, Shook hands and went to 't; and the word it was bilbow.

John Byrom (1692 - 1763)

Source: Upon a Trial of Skill between the Great Masters of the Noble Science of Defence, Messrs. Figg and Sutton.

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A Quote by John Byrom on clarity

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As clear as a whistle.

John Byrom (1692 - 1763)

Source: Epistle to Lloyd. I.

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A Quote by John Byrom

Some say, compar'd to Bononcini, That Mynheer Handel 's but a ninny; Others aver that he to Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a candle. Strange all this difference should be 'Twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

John Byrom (1692 - 1763)

Source: On the Feuds between Handel and Bononcini. 2

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A Quote by John Byrom on blessings, faith, and god

God bless the King,-I mean the faith's defender! God bless-no harm in blessing-the Pretender! But who pretender is, or who is king,- God bless us all!-that 's quite another thing.

John Byrom (1692 - 1763)

Source: To an Officer of the Army, extempore.

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A Quote by John Byrom

The point is plain as a pike-staff.

John Byrom (1692 - 1763)

Source: Epistle to a Friend.

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