There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
The English Bible - a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.