Robert Southey

1774 - 1843

A Quote by Robert Southey on brevity and words

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

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A Quote by Robert Southey on fame, good, and victory

And everybody praised the Duke Who this great fight did win. "But what good came of it at last?" Quoth little Peterkin. "Why, that I cannot tell," said he, "But 'twas a famous victory."

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Battle of Blenheim.

Contributed by: Zaady

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