Gentleman Quotes

One learned gentleman, “a sage grave man,” Talk’d of the Ghost in Hamlet, “sheath’d in steel”— His well-read friend, who next to speak began, Said, “That was poetry, and nothing real;” A third, of more extensive learning, ran To Sir George Villiers’ Ghost, and Mrs. Veal; Of sheeted Spectres spoke with shorten’d breath, And thrice he quoted Drelincourt on Death.

We are told that Sin consists in acting contrary to God’s commands, but we are also told that God is omnipotent. . . . This leads to frightful results. . . . The British State considers it the duty of an Englishman to kill people who are not English whenever a collection of elderly gentlemen in Westminster tells him to do so. . . . Church and State are placable enemies of both intelligence and virtue.