The Ultimate Reference Book: The Wit's Thesaurus

By Lance Davidson

Providing unending leisure for the note lover, this quintessential source for speech writers, scholars, politicians, writers and academics is a compendium of jokes, prices, classical myths, overseas words, and more--over 8,000 entries in additional than 800 different types of material.

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John Arbuthnot (1667-1735), British author and surgeon, describing Edmund Curll's biographies forty-one The final Reference e-book "George the 3rd other than myself. And of all kinds of fiction autobiography is the main Ought by no means to have happened. one could in simple terms ask yourself At so gruesome a blunder. " gratuitous. " Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), British poet, extra Biography (1929), "George the 3rd" Tom Stoppard (1937), British playwright and author, Lord Malquist and Mr Moon (1966), pt. 2 "I are usually not speak a lot approximately myself if there have been anyone else whom I knew besides.

S. comic, replying to a inebriated who had 15 The final Reference booklet winged sandals. hence, to go back and forth speedy is to put on the winged sandals slapped him at the backhand acknowledged, "You most likely do not bear in mind me" of Mercury. simply because Mercury was once additionally the tutelary deity for thieves and deceivers, to be mercurial is to Englishman has the entire quali ties of a poker other than its occasional heat. be changeable, unstable and fast witted. Daniel O'Connett (1775-1847), Irish baby-kisser In classical mythology, Proteus (PRO-tee-us) used to be an oracular sea god who had the facility to imagine Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw bought the subsequent invi tation from a lady notorious for dating celebrities: "I should be at domestic on Tuesday among 4 and 6 o'clock.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish author, Don Quixote de los angeles Mancha, half I (1605), bh 1, ch. 6 Tristan Bernard (1866-1947), French playwright and author The 23-year-old physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer underwent his document toral exam by means of Professor James Franck, a physicist at Gottingen college. 1 received out of there simply in time/' quipped Franck fol lowing the oral exam. "He used to be commencing to question me ques tions. " "I have climbed to the pinnacle of the greasy pole. " Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804r-1881), British top minister chatting with associates on being made major minister (1868) "Moderation is a deadly factor.

And watch out for the en treaties of the determined. " Aesop (c. six hundred B. c), Greek fabulist (macht-POH-li-TEEK) lit: politics of could; idea that strength dictates overseas coverage and foreign re lations Quotations ♦ DEVIATION "He checked out overseas affairs in the course of the incorrect finish of a munic international phrases and words ipal drainpipe. " demarche (Fra) (DAY-marsh) step, maneuver, gen erally to point switch in coverage Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), British top minister and author, describing Sir Neville Chamberlain Quotations The nastiest factor within the nicest or path "Diplomacy is to do and say means.

98), forty five Jokes, tales and Anecdotes Quotations The artist requested the gallery proprietor if there have been any curiosity in his work at the moment on show. 'I've bought excellent news and undesirable news/' the landlord responded. 'The "It is good to make heroic judgements and to be avoided by means of 'circum stances past your keep an eye on' from ever attempting to execute them. " William James (1842-1910), U. S. thinker and psychologist excellent news is guy, requested if your paintings could delight in in worth after your dying. I informed him "Look at him, a rhinestone within the tough.

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