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(30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944 / Hampshire, England)

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  • ''Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.''
    Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), Canadian humorist, economist. "Gertrude the Governess," Nonsense Novels (1911).
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  • ''It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.''
    Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), Canadian humorist, economist. "Reflections on Riding," Literary Lapses (1910).

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Oh! Mr. Malthus!

"Mother, Mother, here comes Malthus,
Mother, hold me tight!
Look! It's Mr. Malthus, Mother!
Hide me out of sight."
This was the cry of little Jane
In bed she moaning lay,
Delirious with Stomach Pain,
That would not go away.
All because her small Existence

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