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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

Robert Hall 1764-1831 John Bartlett

    His [Burke’s] imperial fancy has laid all Nature under tribute, and has collected riches from every scene of the creation and every walk of art.
          Apology for the Freedom of the Press.
    He [Kippis] might be a very clever man by nature for aught I know, but he laid so many books upon his head that his brains could not move.
          Gregory’s Life of Hall.
    Call things by their right names…. Glass of brandy and water! That is the current but not the appropriate name: ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation. 1
          Gregory’s Life of Hall.
Note 1.
See Tourneur, Quotation 1.

He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin.—Diogenes Laertius: Pythagoras, vi. [back]