Grandfather

Famous quotes containing the word grandfather:

    “Wotever is, is right, as the young nobleman sveetly remarked wen they put him down in the pension list ‘cos his mother’s uncle’s vife’s grandfather vunce lit the king’s pipe vith a portable tinder-box.”
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    “Heaven nor hell shall impede my designs,” said Manfred, advancing again to seize the princess. At that instant the portrait of his grandfather ... uttered a deep sigh and heaved its breast. ... Manfred ... saw it quit its panel, and descend on the floor with a grave and melancholy air.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    And then finally there’s your grandmother
    Sweeping the dust of the nineteenth century
    Into the twentieth, and your grandfather plucking
    A straw out of the broom to pick his teeth.
    Charles Simic (b. 1938)