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W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911)
English librettist & writer of comic operettas [more author details]
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If you wish in this world to advance, your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or trust me, you haven't a chance.
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Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
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No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he's a dirty little beast.
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Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream.
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When everyone is somebody, then no one's anybody.
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You've no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself-and how little I deserve it.
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My object all sublime I shall achieve in time...
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W. S. Gilbert, The Mikado, 1885

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