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    What will you say, when I tell you truly, that I cannot possibly read our countryman Milton through. I acknowledge him to have most sublime passages, some prodigious flashes of light; but then you must acknowledge that light is often followed by darkness visible, to use his own expression.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    There was a young lady called Gloria
    Who was had by Sir Gerald Du Maurier
    And then by six men
    And Sir Gerald again
    And the band of the Waldorf-Astoria.

    all must die.

    Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
    Like seasoned timber, never gives;
    But though the whole world turn to coal,
    Then chiefly lives.
    —George Herbert (1593–1633)