Chapman

Chapman is an English occupational surname. A chapman was an itinerant seller in medieval Britain. It is the cognate of the German Kaufmann.

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Famous quotes containing the word chapman:

    I know an Englishman,
    Being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.
    —George Chapman c. 1559–1634, British dramatist, poet, translator. repr. In Plays and Poems of George Chapman: The Tragedies, ed. Thomas Marc Parrott (1910)

    If you are to reach masses of people in this world, you must do it by a sign language. Whether your vehicle be commerce, literature, or politics, you can do nothing but raise signals, and make motions to the people.
    —John Jay Chapman (1862–1933)

    The majesty and riches of the mind,
    But dwell in darkness; for your God is blind.
    —George Chapman (1559?–1634)