Charles Churchill

Charles Churchill

British poet

Lived from: 1731-1764

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Charles Churchill

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    A joke's a very serious thing.
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    Could it be worth thy wondrous waste of pains I to publish to the world thy lack of brains?
    Source: The Rosciad (1761)
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    Genius is independent of situation.
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    Half-starved spiders prey'd on half-starved flies.
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    He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.
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    He mouths a sentence, as curs mouth a bone.
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    Learn'd without sense, and venerably dull.
    Source: The Roscian
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    Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest.
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    Our real wants in a small compass lie.
    Source: Independance (1764)
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    Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.
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    Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
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    Who often, but without success, have prayed for apt Alliteration's artful aid.
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