Trouble rides behind and gallops with him.
Of every four words I write, I strike out three.
Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly.
If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
Brimful of learning, see the pedant stride, bristling with horrid Greek, and puffed with pride!—A thousand authors he in vain has read, and with their maxims stuffed his empty head; and thinks that without Aristotle’s rules, reason is blind, and common sense a fool!
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