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Samuel Foote
(1720-1777) born on
Jan 27
English dramatist, comedian, author. "The English Aristophanes" was a one-legged comedian who starred in "Lame Lover," 1770 and mimicked prominent persons; wrote "The Minor," 1760.
         
   
F
When house and land are gone and spent,
Then learning is most excellent.

R
They all fell to playing the game of catch as catch can, till the gun powder ran out at the heels of their boots.
A
The great Panjandrum himself.
N
So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. `What! no soap?' So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber.
K
What can he mean by coming among us? He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Taste," I. i
R: "Nonsense," quoted by Maria Edgeworth in "Harry and Lucy Concluded."
A: "Nonsense," quoted by Maria Edgeworth in "Harry and Lucy Concluded."
N: "Nonsense," quoted by Maria Edgeworth in "Harry and Lucy Concluded."
K: Parody of a line from Shakespeare; In "Life of Samuel Johnson," by James Boswell, 1783.
   


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