Anthony Trollope


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  • ''I never knew a government yet that wanted to do anything.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Laurence Fitzgibbon, in Phineas Finn, vol. 2, ch. iii, London, Virtue (1869).
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  • ''I ain't a bit ashamed of anything.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lizzie Eustace, in The Eustace Diamonds, vol. 3, ch. lxxii, London, Chapman and Hall (1873).
  • ''They're a queer lot;Main't they,—the sort of people one meets about in the world?''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lord Carruthers, in The Eustace Diamonds, vol. 3, ch. lxxv, London, Chapman and Hall (1873).
  • ''A man can't do what he likes with his coverts.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lord Chiltern, in Phineas Redux, vol. 2, ch. xiv, London, Chapman and Hall (1874).
  • ''It was his title that killed me. I had never spoken to a lord before. Oh, me! what a fool, what a beast I have been!''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lucy Robarts, Framley Parsonage, vol. 3, ch. xxvi, London, Smith, Elder (1861).
  • ''When a man is ill nothing is so important to him as his own illness.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Marion Fay, vol. 3, ch. li, London, Chapman and Hall (1882).
  • ''There are some achievements which are never done in the presence of those who hear of them. Catching salmon is one, and working all night is another.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Marion Fay, vol. 3, ch. xliv, London, Chapman and Hall (1882).
  • ''A woman's life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man's life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Miss MacKenzie, vol. 2, ch. xi, London, Chapman and Hall (1865).
  • ''Since woman's rights have come up a young woman is better able to fight her own battle.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Miss Thoroughbung, in Mr. Scarborough's Family, vol. 3, ch. xxvi, London, Chatto and Windus (1883).
  • ''In America they carry latch-keys, and walk about with young gentlemen as young gentlemen walk about with each other.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Mr. Scarborough's Family, vol. 3, ch. xlvii, London, Chatto and Windus (1883).

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