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    I love my fellow creatures—I do all the good I can —
    Yet everybody says I’m such a disagreeable man!
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Go! dive into the Southern Sea, and when
    Th’ast found, to trouble the nice sight of men,
    A swelling pearl, and such whose single worth
    Boasts all the wonders which the seas bring forth,
    Give it Endymion’s love, whose ev’ry tear
    Would more enrich the skilful jeweller.
    Sir William Davenant (1606–1668)

    Three little maids from school are we,
    Pert as a school-girl well can be,
    Filled to the brim with girlish glee, Three little maids from school!
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    It’s true I’ve got no shirts to wear;
    It’s true my butcher’s bill is due;
    It’s true my prospects all look blue—
    But don’t let that unsettle you:
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    That very knowing,
    Overflowing,
    Easygoing
    Paladin,
    The Duke of Plaza-Toro!
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
    Fred, Sir Hoyle (b. 1915)