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    A man who would woo a fair maid,
    Should ‘prentice himself to the trade;
    And study all day,
    In methodical way,
    How to flatter, cajole, and persuade
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    ‘Then I polish all the silver, which a supper-table lacquers;
    Then I write the pretty mottoes which you find inside the
    crackers’—
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    They turn one’s legs
    To cribbage pegs—
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    When you’re lying awake with a dismal headache, and repose is
    taboo’d by anxiety,
    I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in without impropriety;
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)