Thomas Love Peacock

Thomas Love Peacock

English novelist, poet, and official

Lived from: 1785-1866

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.
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    A book that furnishes no quotations is no book - it is a plaything.
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    A book that furnishes no quotations is no book, it is a plaything.
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    Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
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    Nothing can be more obvious than all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.

    Source: Headlong hall (1816)

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    Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.
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    The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
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About Thomas Love Peacock

Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 – 23 January 1866) was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. He was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other's work. Peacock wrote satirical novels, each with the same basic setting: characters at a table discussing and criticising the philosophical opinions of the day.

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