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    On my face extended flat
    I was walloped with a cat
    For listening at the key-hole of the door.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    In every grave make room, make room!
    The world’s at an end, and we come, we come.
    Sir William Davenant (1606–1668)

    What though I cannot meet my bills?
    What though I suffer toothache’s ills?
    What though I swallow countless pills?
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    The Law is the true embodiment
    Of everything that’s excellent.
    It has no kind of fault or flaw,
    And I, my Lords, embody the Law.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    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)

    My object all sublime
    I shall achieve in time—
    To let the punishment fit the crime—
    The punishment fit the crime;
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)