Cobbett

Cobbett is a surname and may refer to:

  • William Cobbett (1763–1835), British radical agriculturist and prolific journalist.
  • Walter Willson Cobbett (1847–1937), British author of Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music.
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Famous quotes containing the word cobbett:

    It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be of any real use to any human being. His mind is necessarily rendered frivolous and superficial by the long habit of attaching importance to words instead of things; to sound instead of sense.
    —William Cobbett (1762–1835)

    Nouns of number, or multitude, such as Mob, Parliament, Rabble, House of Commons, Regiment, Court of King’s Bench, Den of Thieves, and the like.
    —William Cobbett (1762–1835)

    Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada are the horns, the head, the neck, the shins, and the hoof of the ox, and the United States are the ribs, the sirloin, the kidneys, and the rest of the body.
    —William Cobbett (1762–1835)