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    They turn one’s legs
    To cribbage pegs—
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Things are seldom what they seem,
    Skim milk masquerades as cream.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

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

    The sisters, cousins, aunts, and niece,
    And widowed ma of Captain Reece,
    Attended there as they were bid;
    It was their duty, and they did.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)