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Boyle Roche (1736 – 1807)


Irish politician, famed for his highly ornamented and often inaccurate speech, which often included amusing mixed metaphors and malapropisms.
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Boyle Roche
[...they] would cut us to mincemeat, and throw our bleeding heads on that table to stare us in the face.
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Why we should put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity, for what has posterity ever done for us?
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There is no Levitical decree between nations, and on this occasion I can see neither sin nor shame in marrying our own sister.




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I hope, my lord, if you ever come within a mile of my house that you will stay there all night.
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A quart bottle should hold a quart.
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The best way to avoid danger is to meet it plump.
Boyle Roche
...it is impossible I could have been in two places at once, unless I were a bird.
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Herodotus is not more indisputably the father of history than is Sir Boyle Roche the father of Bulls. No doubt there were makers of bulls before his day, even as brave men lived before Agamemnon; but they are not remembered, and if their bulls have survived them they are credited to Sir Boyle by a posterity generously forgiving and forgetful of his famous indictment.
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...as Sir Boyle Roche would say, like the last rose of summer...
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It would surely be better ... to give up not only a part, but, if necessary, even the whole, of our constitution, to preserve the remainder!
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[...I] answer boldly in the affirmative, "No!




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