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'A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.'

'Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven'

'Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.'

'Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live'

'The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller'

'To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable'

'True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.'

'Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.'

Born in City, London
Died in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire
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I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance. - Stephen Fry
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The Bank of England becomes Insolvent - 1797, First 1 Note Issued - 1797, First Grand National - 1839, Heroic HMS Birkenhead Sinks - 1852, Churchill Announces British Atom Bomb - 1952, Shelton Hospital Fire - 1968, Barings Bank Collapses - 1995
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