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Douglas William Jerrold (1803 – 1857)


English dramatist and writer.
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Douglas William Jerrold
Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
Jerrold quotes
Self-defense is the clearest of all laws; and for this reason - the lawyers didn't make it.
Jerrold
Talk to him of Jacob's ladder, and he would ask the number of the steps.




The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
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The life of the husbandman,—a life fed by the bounty of earth and sweetened by the airs of heaven.
He was so good he would pour rose-water on a toad.
Douglas William Jerrold
Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.
A blessed companion is a book,—a book that fitly chosen is a life-long friend.
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The sharp employ the sharp; verily, a man may be known by his attorney.
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That questionable superfluity—small beer.
Douglas William Jerrold
That fellow would vulgarize the day of judgment.




The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
Douglas William Jerrold
The surest way to hit a woman’s heart is to take aim kneeling.
Jerrold quotes
He is one of those wise philanthropists who in a time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.
Jerrold Douglas William
As for the brandy, "nothing extenuate;" and the water, put nought in it malice.
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