Frederick Locker-Lampson

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Frederick Locker-Lampson (18211895) was an English man of letters and poet.

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  • And this was your Cradle? Why, surely, my Jenny,
    Such cozy dimensions go clearly to show
    You were an exceedingly small pickaninny,
    Some nineteen or twenty short summers ago.
    • The old Cradle; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • "Vanitas vanitatum" has rung in the ears
    Of gentle and simple for thousands of years;
    The wail still is heard, yet its notes never scare
    Either simple or gentle from Vanity Fair.
    • Vanity Fair; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • What an arm—what a waist
    For an arm!
    • To My Grandmother; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The world's as ugly, ay, as Sin,—
    And almost as delightful.
    • The Jester's Plea; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Lightly I sped when hope was high
    And youth beguiled the chase,—
    I follow, follow still: But I
    Shall never see her face.
    • The Unrealized Ideal; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 195.

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