William Makepeace Thackeray Poems

To His Serving Boy

Persicos odi
Puer, apparatus;
Displicent nexae
Philyra coronae:... more »

Larry O’toole

You've all heard of Larry O'Toole,
Of the beautiful town of Drumgoole;
He had but one eye,
To ogle ye by—... more »

A Woeful New Ballad Of The Protestant Conspiracy To Take The Pope’s Life

Come all ye Christian people, unto my tale give ear,
'Tis about a base consperracy, as quickly shall appear;... more »

William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries!—what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Lovel the Widower, ch. 1 (1860).
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Lovel the Widower, ch. 6 (1860).
It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Pendennis, ch. 6 (1848-1850).

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