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'A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.'

'Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.'

'Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.'

'I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.'

'I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.'

'I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.'

'Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.'

'Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.'

'The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.'

'The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.'

'What is reading, but silent conversation.'

''Hearty Homely loving Hertford''

''May my last breath be drawn from a pipe and exhaled in a pun''

''Not many sounds in life exceed in interest an unexpected knock at the door''

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Temple, London
Died in Edmonton, London
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