Thackeray

Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray /ˈθækəri/ (18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.

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    How to live well on nothing a year.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    Now they heap the funeral pyre,
    And the torch of death they light;
    Ah! ‘tis hard to die by fire!
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy’s tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)