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“A lady, resident in Deronshire, going into one of her parlors, discovered a young ass, who had found his way into the room, and carefully closed the door upon himself. He had eridently not been long in this situation before he had nibbled a part of Cicero's Orations, and eaten nearly all the index of a folio edition of Seneca in Latin, a large part of a volume of La Bruyère's Maxims in French, and several pages of Cecilia. He had done no other mischief whatever, and not a vestige remained of the leaves that he had devoured.” – PIERCE EGAN.
“ The treatment of the illustrious dead by the quick, often reminds me of the gravedigger in Hamlet, and the skull of poor defunct Yorick.” W. H. B.
“ Multi ad sapientiam pervenire potuissent, nisi se jam pervenisse putassent."
“ There's nothing so amusing as human nature, but then you must have some one to laugh with.”