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


There are men and women who are in life as the wild river and the night-owl, as the blasted tree and the wind over ancient graves.

Charles G. Leland.

  • Gipsies, who every ill can cure,
  • Except the ill of being poor,
  • Who charms ’gainst love and agues sell,
  • Who can in hen-roost set a spell,
  • Prepar’d by arts, to them best known
  • To catch all feet except their own,
  • Who, as to fortune, can unlock it,
  • As easily as pick a pocket.
  • Churchill.