Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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From Anecdote Lives of the Later Wits and Humourists, by John Timbs


"Captain Gronow relates that, at an evening party, at Lady Jersey's, every one was praising the Duke of B---, who had just come in, and who had lately attained his majority.  There was a perfect chorus of admiration to this effect: -- 'Everything is in his favour; he has good looks, considerable abilities, and a hundred thousand a year.'  Rogers listened to these encomiums for some time in silence, and at last remarked, with an air of great exultation, and in his most venomous manner, 'Thank God, he has got bad teeth!'"

From Samuel Rogers

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