Call things by their right names . . . Glass of brandy and water! That is the current but not the appropriate name: ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation.
Robert Hall (1764 - 1831)
Source: Gregory's Life of Hall.
Contributed by: Zaady
The wheels of nature are not meant to roll backward; everything presses on toward Eternity-from the birth of Time, an impetuous current has set in which bears all the sons of men toward that interminable ocean.
He [Kippis] might be a very clever man by nature for aught I know, but he laid so many books upon his head that his brains could not move.
Source: Causes of the Revolution of 1688. Chap. vii. see Mackintosh
His [Burke's] imperial fancy has laid all Nature under tribute, and has collected riches from every scene of the creation and every walk of art.
Source: Apology for the Freedom of the Press.
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