Your dexterity seems a happy compound of the smartness of an attorney's clerk and the intrigue of a Greek of the lower empire.
There goes the parson, O illustrious spark!And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the Clerk.william cowper
A Clerk ther was of Oxenford also, That unto logyk hadde longe ygo. As leene was his hors as is a rake.Geoffrey Chaucer
In the course which the case is now about to take my opinion becomes worthless. I am bound to assume that I am wrong in point of law. Your lordships' judgment settles the law finally, and in yielding a willing obedience I have, at least, the palliation for mistake in law that I have erred in company with the Lord President, the Lord Justice Clerk, and four other able and eminent Scotch Judges.
He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk Descending from the bus: He looked again, and found it was A Hippopotamus: 'If this should stay to dine,' he said, 'There won't be much for us!'
Clerk me no clerks.
I Tiresias, old man with wrinkled dugs Perceived the scene, and foretold the rest I too awaited the expected guest. He, the young man carbuncular, arrives, A small house agent's Clerk, with one bold stare, One of the low on whom assurance sits As a silk hat on a Bradford millionaire.
He'll make a fine president. He was the best Clerk who ever served under me.Douglas MacArthur
[To] have an unmannerly fat Clerk ask the consent of every butcher in the parish to join John Absolute and Lydia Languish, spinster.Oh that I should live to hear myself called spinster!Richard Brinsley Sheridan
What though they come with scroll and pen, And grave as a shaven Clerk, By this sign you shall know them, That they ruin and make dark.gilbert keith chesterton
The girl was one of those pretty and charming young creatures who sometimes are born, as if by a slip of fate, into a family of clerks. She had no dowry, no expectations, no way of being known, understood, loved, married by any rich and distinguished man; so she let herself be married to a little Clerk of the Ministry of Public Instruction.Guy de Maupassant
He was deeply impressed by the eloquence of the plaintiff, and after hearing his evidence he exclaimed, "I believe you are right!" The Clerk of the court explained that he should make no such comment until he had heard the case for the defence. Having done so, Nasruddin cried out, "I believe you are right!" "But they can't both be right," expostulated the Clerk. "I believe you are right," said the Mulla.nasreddin
There goes the parson, oh illustrious spark! And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the Clerk.william cowper
People don't know where to place me. Terry Gilliam used me as a quirky cop in 'Twelve Monkeys', and then he hired me again to be an effeminate hotel Clerk in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. Another time, I was shooting this indie film 'The Souler Opposite' and six days a week, I'm playing this big puppy dog, then I come to the 'NYPD Blue' set and become this scumbag.
You owe the Wigs great gratitude, my Lord, and therefore I think you will betray them. Your lordship is like a favourite footman on easy terms with his mistress. Your dexterity seems a happy compound of the smartness of an attorney's Clerk and the intrigue of a Greek of the lower empire.temple, henry, 3rd viscount palmerston
One can't get to know people well here; the social life is amusing but superficial. However, remember that I am just a savage, from the jungles (of New Guinea where he had sailed and worked as a government Clerk)! Perhaps when I am tamed, I will jump through the social hoops, too.errol flynn
People get a bad impression of it by continually trying to treat it as if it was a bank Clerk, who ought to be on time on Tuesday next, instead of philosophically seeing it as a painter, who may do anything so long as you don't try to predict what.Katharine Whitehorn