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LORD FRANCIS JEFFREY
Scottish judge, critic and essayist
(1773 - 1850)

An obligation is something which constrains or induces us to act.
      - [Obligation]

Derision is never so agonizing as when it pounces on the wanderings of misguided sensibility.
      - [Ridicule]

God help us! it is a foolish little thing, this human life, at the best; and it is half ridiculous, and half pitiful to see what importance we ascribe to it, and to its little ornaments and distinctions.
      - [Life]

Good-will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one.
      - [Reputation]

He will always see the most beauty whose affections are warmest and most exercised, whose imagination is the most powerful, and who has most accustomed himself to attend to the objects by which he is surrounded.
      - [Beauty]

I pant beyond expression for two days of absolute and unbroken leisure. If it were not for my love of beautiful nature and poetry, my heart would have died within me long ago.
      - [Leisure]

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.
      - [Prejudice]

Satire is a composition of salt and mercury; and it depends upon the different mixture and preparation of these ingredients, that it comes out a noble medicine or a rank poison.
      - [Satire]

Simplicity of manner is the last attainment. Men are very long afraid of being natural, from the dread of being taken for ordinary.
      - [Manners]

The cheat ambition, eager to espouse dominion, courts it with a lying show, and shines in borrowed pomp to serve a turn.
      - [Ambition]

The disease and its medicine are like two factions in a besieged town; they tear one another to pieces, but both unite against their common enemy, nature.
      - [Medicine]

As this auspicious day began the race
  Of ev'ry virtue join'd with ev'ry grace;
    May you, who own them, welcome its return,
      Till excellence, like yours, again is born.
        The years we wish, will half your charms impair;
          The years we wish, the better half will spare;
            The victims of your eyes will bleed no more,
              But all the beauties of your mind adore.
      - Miscellanies--To a Lady on her Birthday
        [Birthday]


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