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    When every one is somebodee, Then no one’s anybody!
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Down went the owners—greedy men whom hope of gain allured:
    Oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    I often think it’s comical
    How Nature always does contrive
    That every boy and every gal,
    That’s born into the world alive,
    Is either a little Liberal,
    Or else a little Conservative!
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    On a tree by a river a little tom-tit Sang “Willow, titwillow, titwillow!”
    And I said to him, “Dicky-bird, why do you sit Singing, “Willow, titwillow, titwillow!”
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)