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Supplying unending leisure for the be aware lover, this crucial source for speech writers, scholars, politicians, writers and lecturers is a compendium of jokes, costs, classical myths, international words, and more--over 8,000 entries in additional than 800 different types of material.

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Hamlet: "A dream itself is yet a shadow. " "The factor that impresses me so much approximately the United States is the way in which mom and dad obey their youngsters. " Edward VD1 (1894-1972), British king, in this case Duke of Windsor Rosencrantz: 'Truly, and that i carry am bition of so ethereal and light-weight a top quality that it truly is yet a shadow's shadow. " "I am keen to like all mankind, other than an American. " William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British playwright and poet, Hamlet (2602), Act II, sc. ii Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British guy of letters, letter to James Boswell, April 15,1778 Jokes, tales and Anecdotes "Boobus Americanus. " Alan Brooke, leader of the imperial normal employees, commented to King George VI in 1944 mat the imperi ous box marshal Bernard legislations "Monty" Montgomery, who had received the recognized conflict of El Alamein opposed to Rommel, used to be "a first-class soldier, yet i feel he's after my task. " George quipped, "I notion he was once after mine. " Hlenry] UouisJ Mencken (1880-1956), U. S. critic and author "Our nationwide flower is the concrete cloverleaf. " Lewis Mumford (1895-1990), U. S. author, thinker and student "America is a big, pleasant puppy in a really small room. whenever it wags its tail it knocks over a chair. " George VI (1895-1952), British king Arnold Jloseph] Toynbee (1889-1975), British student, information Summaries (July 14,1954) The novelist Sinclair Lewis started a lecture at Columbia collage on 18 The Wit's word list 'It used to be significant to discover the USA/ however it could were extra gained derful to overlook it. " "This is the most important electrical educate set any boy ever had! " [George] Orson Welles (1915-1985), U. S. actor and filmmaker describing the RKO studio to his affiliate, Richard Wilson Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U. S. stand-up comedian, author arid speaker "It is absurd to claim that there are neither ruins nor curiosities in the United States once they have their moms and their manners/' Jokes, tales and Anecdotes Answering the society matron's query at a proper ceremonial dinner, Oscar [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills] Wilde (1854r-1900), British playwright, author and wit the Latin American consul acknowledged, "Our hottest recreation is bull struggling with. " The matron shook her head, muttering/ "I've regularly concept that was once revolting. " without hesitation/ the consul spoke back, "No, thafs our moment such a lot popu "The early life of the United States is their outdated est culture. it's been happening now for 3 hundred years. " Oscar [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills] Wilde (1854-1900), British playwright, author and wit, a girl of No significance (1893), Act I lar hobby. " even supposing he seemed as a gross buffoon. Lord Castlerosse/ an intime of Lord Beaverbrook/ had a nimble wit. On one social gathering at the golfing path/ Nancy Cunard requested him/ "What is your handicap? " "Drink and debauchery. " ♦ enjoyment overseas phrases and words tchotchke (Yid) (TCHOTCH-keh) knickknack; toy; appealing girl Valentine Browne, Lord Castlerosse (1891-1943), Irish aristocrat pour le game de (Fra) (por le spoor duh) for the game of [it] divertissement (Fra) (dee-vair-TEES-mon) small-scale paintings (often a foil for a big pres entation) ♦ ANCESTRY Quotations Quotations 'The simply distinction among males and boys is the fee and variety of "I can hint my ancestry again to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.

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