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DOUGLAS WILLIAM JERROLD
English humorist, journalist and writer
(1803 - 1857)
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Dogmation is puppyism come to its full growth.
      - Man Made of Money,
        in the "Wit and Opinions of Jerrold", p. 28
        [Opinion]

Tut! the best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
      - Specimen of Jerrold's Wit--Love of the Sea
        [Ocean]

If slander be a snake, it is a winged one--it flies as well as creeps.
      - Specimen's of Jerrold's Wit--Slander
        [Slander]

A strange volume of real life in the daily packet of the postman. Eternal love and instant payment!
      - Specimen's of Jerrold's Wit--The Postman's Budget
        [Post]

Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams.
      - Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--Fairy Tales
        [Fairies]

Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.
      - Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--Reputations
        [Reputation]

A piece of simple goodness--a letter gushing from the heart; a beautiful unstudied vindication of the worth and untiring sweetness of human nature--a record of the invulnerability of man, armed with high purpose, sanctified by truth.
      - Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--The Postman's Budget
        [Post]

To the true teacher, time's hour-glass should still run gold-dust.
      - Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--Time [Time]

Wit, like money, bears an extra value when rung down immediately it is wanted. Men pay severely who require credit.
      - Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--Wit [Wit]

It takes all sorts of people to make a world.
      - Story of a Feather,
        in "Punch" vol. v, p. 55 [World]

Honest bread is very well--it's the butter that makes the temptation.
      - The Catspaw [Temptation]

A pill that the present moment is daily bread to thousands.
      - The Catspaw (act I, sc. I) [Medicine]

Some of 'em [virtues] like extinct volcanoes,
  with a strong memory or fire and brimstone.
      - The Catspaw (act III, sc. 1) [Virtue]

A sermon on a hat: "'The hat, my boy, the hat, whatever it may be, is in itself nothing--makes nothing, goes for nothing; but, be sure of it, everything is life depends upon the cock of the hat.' For how many men--we put it to your own experience, reader--have made their way through the thronging crowds that beset fortune, not by the innate worth and excellence of their hats, but simply, as Sampson Piebald has it, by 'the cock of their hats'? The cock's all."
      - The Romance of a Keyhole (ch. III)
        [Hatters]


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