George Colman the Younger

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George Colman (October 21, 1762October 17, 1836), known as "the Younger," was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, and son of George Colman "the Elder".

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  • On their own merits modest men are dumb.
    • Epilogue to the Heir at Law, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • And what 's impossible can't be,
    And never, never comes to pass.
    • The Maid of the Moor, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Three stories high, long, dull, and old,
    As great lords' stories often are.
    • The Maid of the Moor, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Like two single gentlemen rolled into one.
    • Lodgings for Single Gentlemen, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • But when ill indeed,
    E'en dismissing the doctor don't always succeed.
    • Lodgings for Single Gentlemen, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • When taken,
    To be well shaken.
    • The Newcastle Apothecary, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Thank you, good sir, I owe you one.
    • The Poor Gentleman, Act I, Scene 2, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • O Miss Bailey!
    Unfortunate Miss Bailey!
    • Love laughs at Locksmiths, Act ii, Song, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • 'T is a very fine thing to be father-in-law
    To a very magnificent three-tailed Bashaw!
    • Blue Beard, Act ii, Scene 5, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • I had a soul above buttons.
    • Sylvester Daggerwood, or New Hay at the Old Market, Scene 1, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Mynheer Vandunck, though he never was drunk,
    Sipped brandy and water gayly.
    • Mynheer Vandunck, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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