Richard Brinsley Sheridan 1751 - 1816

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The Right Honourable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Quoted in Memoirs of the Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, vol. 2, Thomas Moore (1825). Reply to Dundas.
Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it ... that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Sir Anthony Absolute, in The Rivals, act 1, sc. 2.
Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don't put me in a phrenzy.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Sir Anthony Absolute, in The Rivals, act 2, sc. 1.

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