Hilaire Belloc Quotes

Remote and ineffectual Don That dared attack my Chesterton.
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), British author. "Lines to a Don," Verses (1910).
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There is a Canon which confines A Rhymed Octosyllabic Curse If written in Iambic Verse To fifty lines.
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), French-born British poet. Lines to a Don (l. 21-24). . . Oxford Book of Satirical Verse, The. Geoffrey Grigson, comp. (1980) Oxford University Press.
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Don here-and-there, Don epileptic; Don puffed and empty, Don dyspeptic; Don middle-class, Don sycophantic, Don dull, Don brutish, Don pedantic;
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), French-born British poet. Lines to a Don (l. 13-16). . . Oxford Book of Satirical Verse, The. Geoffrey Grigson, comp. (1980) Oxford University Press.
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It is the business of the wealthy man To give employment to the artisan.
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), French-born British poet. Lord Finchley (l. 3-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
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For every time She shouted 'Fire!' They only answered 'Little Liar'!
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), French-born British poet. Matilda (l. 47-50). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.
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The accursed power which stands on Privilege (And goes with Women, and Champagne and Bridge)
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), French-born British poet. On a General Election (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (1973) Oxford University Press.
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When I am dead, I hope it may be said: 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), French-born British poet. On His Books (l. 1-2). See Bible: Hebrew on repentance. Norton Book of Light Verse, The. Russell Baker, ed. (1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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It is the best of all trades to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), British author. "On Song," On Everything (1909).
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Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone.
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), British author. "On Tea," On Nothing (1908).
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It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), British author. Letter, December 12, 1917, to G.K. Chesterton. Quoted in Robert Speaight, Life of Hilaire Belloc (1957). Belloc was a zealous propagandist during World War I....
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