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'All men would be tyrants if they could.'

'All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.'

'As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.'

'In trouble to be troubled, Is to have your trouble doubled.'

'It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions'

'Pride the first peer and president of hell.'

'Dorchester - A very agreeable town to live in'

'Kinross House, the beautiful and regular piece of architecture in all of Scotland'

'Glasgow - The beautifullest little city I have seen in Britain'

'Greenwich possesses the best air, the best prospect and the best conversation'

Born in Stoke Newington, London
Died in London
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my words are my own, and my actions are my ministers - Charles II
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