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    Who knows but we may count among our intellectual chickens
    Like them an Earl of Thackeray and p’raps a Duke of
    Dickens—
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    When the enterprising burglar isn’t burgling,
    When the cut-throat isn’t occupied in crime,
    He loves to hear the little brook a-gurgling,
    And listen to the merry village chime.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    When Sir Joshua Reynolds died
    All Nature was degraded;
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    I do all the good I can—
    Yet everybody says I’m such a disagreeable man!
    And I can’t think why!
    —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)