On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; 'T was only that when he was off he was acting.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)
Contributed by: Zaady
When they talk'd of their Raphaels, Correggios, and stuff, He shifted his trumpet and only took snuff.
For just experience tells, in every soil, That those that think must govern those that toil.
Source: The Traveller
I'll be with you in the squeezing of a lemon.
Source: She Stoops to Conquer
A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year.
Source: The Deserted Village
While Resignation gently slopes away, And all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past.
The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose.
Our Garrick 's a salad; for in him we see Oil, vinegar, sugar, and saltness agree!
The land of scholars and the nurse of arms.
So the loud torrent and the whirlwind's roar But bind him to his native mountains more.
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