Thy spirit, Independence, let me share! Lord of the lion-heart and eagle-eye thy steps I follow with my bosom bare, nor heed the storm that howls along the sky.
Tobias Smollett, Ode to Independence, line 1.
Number three is always fortunate.Tobias Smollett
Thy spirit, Independence, let me share,Lord of the lion-heart and eagle-eye.Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare,Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky.Tobias Smollett
Writing is all a lottery -- I have been a loser by the works of the greatest men of the age.Tobias Smollett
Thy fatal shafts unerring move,I bow before thine altar, Love!Tobias Smollett
Facts are stubborn things.Tobias Smollett
One wit, like a knuckle of ham in soup, gives a zest and flavour to the dish, but more than one serves only to spoil the pottage.Tobias Smollett
On Leven's banks, while free to rove, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream! in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave; No torrents stain thy limpid source, No rocks impede thy dimpling course, That sweetly warbles o'er its bed, With white, round, polish'd pebbles spread.Tobias Smollett
Every shot has its commission, d'ye see? We must all die at one time, as the saying is.Tobias Smollett
He will be weighed again At the Great Day, His rigging refitted, And his timbers repaired, And with one broadside Make his adversary Strike in his turn.Tobias Smollett