Richard Harris Barham

(1788-1845 / England)

Richard Harris Barham
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  • ''I often sit back and think, "I wish I'd done that," and find out later that I already have.''
    Richard Harris (b. 1932), Irish actor. Quoted in Sun (London, May 19, 1988). On his drinking.
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The Witch's Frolic

[Scene, the 'Snuggery' at Tappington.-- Grandpapa in a high-backed cane-bottomed elbow-chair of carved walnut-tree, dozing; his nose at an angle of forty-five degrees,--his thumbs slowly perform the rotatory motion described by lexicographers as 'twiddling.'--The 'Hope of the family' astride on a walking-stick, with burnt-cork mustachios, and a pheasant's tail pinned in his cap, solaceth himself with martial music.-- Roused by a strain of surpassing dissonance, Grandpapa Loquitur. ]

Come hither, come hither, my little boy Ned!
Come hither unto my knee--
I cannot away with that ...

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