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Thomas Love Peacock
(1785-1866) born on
Oct 18
English novelist, poet. He satirized the intellectual tendencies of his day in novels in which conversation predominates over character or plot.
         
   
F
He was sent, as usual, to a public school, where a little learning was painfully beaten into him, and from thence to the university, where it was carefully taken out of him.

R
A book that furnishes no quotations is, me judice, no book -- it is a plaything.
A
There are two reasons for drinking; one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it . . . Prevention is better than cure.
N
Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.
K
I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Nightmare Abbey," Ch. 1
R: Dr. Folliot, in Crotchet Castle, ch. 9 (1831).
A: Melincourt."
N: Lady Clarinda, in Crotchet Castle, ch. 3 (1831).
K: Mr. Skionar, in Crotchet Castle, ch. 18 (1831).
   


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