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    Who knows but we may count among our intellectual chickens
    Like them an Earl of Thackeray and p’raps a Duke of
    Dickens—
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    A man is but an ass
    Who fights in a cuirass,
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    My family pride is something inconceivable. I can’t help it. I was born sneering.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist—
    I don’t think she’d be missed—I’m sure she’d not be
    missed!
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    No soldier in that gallant band
    Hid half as well as he did.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    From alle wymmen mi love is lent
    And lyht on Alysoun.
    —Unknown. Alison. . .

    Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939)