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W. S. Gilbert
By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

When you are lying awake with a dismal headache, and repose is tabooed by anxiety, I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in without impropriety.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

If you're anxious to shine in the high aesthetic line as a man of culture rare, you must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms, and plant them everywhere.

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

When the enterprising burglar isn't burgling; When the cut-throat isn't occupied in crime; He loves to hear the little brook a-gurgling; And listen to the merry village chime.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

If your master is surly, from getting up early (And tempers are short in the morning), An inopportune joke is enough to provoke Him to give you, at once, a month's warning.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

poverty is obsolete and hunger is abolished

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

My object all sublime I shall achieve in time- To let the punishment fit the crime- The punishment fit the crime.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

The privilege and pleasure That we treasure beyond measure Is to run on little errands for the Ministers of State.

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Who knows but we may count among our intellectual chickens Like them an Earl of Thackeray and p'raps a Duke of Dickens

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

If you give me your attention, I will tell you what I am: I'm a genuine philanthropist--all other kinds are sham. Each little fault of temper and each social defect In my erring fellow creatures, I endeavor to correct.

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Crushed again!

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

It is a glorious thing To be a Pirate King.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Oh! a private buffoon is a light-hearted loon, If you listen to popular rumour; From morning to night he's so joyous and bright, And he bubbles with wit and good humour!

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

I've an irritating chuckle, I've a celebrated sneer, I've an entertaining snigger, I've a fascinating leer; To everybody's prejudice I know a thing or two; I can tell a woman's age in half a minute--and I do

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

So I fell in love with a rich attorney's Elderly ugly daughter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Life's perhaps the only riddle That we shrink from giving up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

I shall carry to the Catacombs of Age, Photographically lined On the tablet of my mind

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at?

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

You must lie upon the daisies and discourse in novel phrases of complicated state of mind. The meaning doesn't matter if it's only idle chatter of a transcendental kind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Strike the concertina's melancholy string! Blow the spirit-stirring harp like any thing! Let the piano's martial blast Rouse the Echoes of the Past

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Society has quite forsaken all her wicked courses, Which empties our police courts, and abolishes divorces.

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

When a felon s not engaged in his employment, Or maturing his felonious little plans, His capacity for innocent enjoyment Is just as great as any honest mans.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

I am a courtier grave and serious Who is about to kiss your hand: Try to combine a pose imperious With a demeanour nobly bland.

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

When Wellington thrashed Bonaparte, As every child can tell, The House of Peers, throughout the war, Did nothing in particular, And did it very well

By Anonym 17 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Oh, dry the glistening tear that dues that marshal cheek Thy loving childern here in them thy comfort seek With sympathetic care their arms around the creep, For oh they can not bear to see their father weep

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Bow, bow, ye lower middle classes! Bow, bow, ye tradesmen, bow, ye masses!

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Spurn not the nobly born with love affected; nor treat with virtuous scorn the well connected.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

He did nothing in particular, and did it very well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

I often think it's comical How Nature always does contrive That every boy and every gal That's born into the world alive Is either a little Liberal Or else a little Conservative!

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

As is gloriously sung in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "H.M.S. Pinafore," in the words of W. S. Gilbert: "Things are seldom as they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Deerstalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

It's true I've got no shirts to wear; It's true my butcher's bill is due; It's true my prospects all look blue - But don't let that unsettle you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

On my face extended flat I was walloped with a cat For listening at the key-hole of the door.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

In all the woes that curse our race there is a lady in the case.

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

When every blessed thing you have is made of silver, or of gold, you long for simple pewter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

The Law is the true embodiment of everything that's excellent; it has no kind of fault or flaw and I, my Lords, embody the Law.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

I know everybody's income and what everybody earns, And I carefully compare it with the income-tax returns

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

I see no objection to stoutness, in moderation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Man is nature's sole mistake.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

It's love that makes the world go round.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

I am the very model of a modern major general

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

If the jests that you crack have an orthodox smack, You may get a bland smile from these sages; But should it, by chance, be imported from France, Half-a-crown is stopped out of your wages!

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

I love my fellow creatures - I do all the good I can - yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man!

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Ah, pray no mistake, We are not shy; We're very wide awake The Moon and I.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Bind up their wounds - but look the other way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

Wherever valor true is found, true modesty will there abound.

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. S. Gilbert

In short, whoever you may be, To this conclusion you'll agree, When every one is somebodee, Then no one's anybody!