C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


  • What’s a fine person, or a beauteous face,
  • Unless deportment gives them decent grace?
  • Blest with all other requisites to please,
  • Some want the striking elegance of ease;
  • The curious eye their awkward movement tires;
  • They seem like puppets led about by wires.
  • Churchill.