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By Lance Davidson

Supplying never-ending leisure for the observe lover, this necessary source for speech writers, scholars, politicians, writers and academics is a compendium of jokes, costs, classical myths, international words, and more--over 8,000 entries in additional than 800 different types of material.

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Indeed," responded Shaw. " While at the premiere of a play of his at the Theatre Frangais, the novel ist and dramatist Alexandre Dumas remarked to his friend that he had seen Fournefs Gladiator there just the previous night. " asked the friend. "Dull/' answered Dumas. " /fMon ami, you are mistaken. '" King Frederick William was exiting the royal box after attending the performance of a tedious and thankfully forgotten play. " Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (18741965), British prime minister and writer, speech at Guild Hall, November 9,1914 "Paralytic sycophants, effete be trayers of humanity, carrion-eating Frederick William TV (1795-1861), servile imitators, arch-cowards and collaborators, gang of womenmurderers, degenerate rabble, para sitic traditionalists, play-boy sol Prussian king Jean de La Fontaine, attending a lackluster social gathering, excused his departure by explaining that he was due to speak before the French Academy.

Comedian and actor Classical Phrases and Myths Julia, the licentious daughter of Rome's first emperor, Augustus Caesar, had five children by her second husband, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. With her infidelities com mon knowledge, someone re marked about* the uncanny resemblance of the children to Agrippa. D. S. " A: "Their personalities/' Heard about the new male birthcontrol pill? A man takes it the day after and it changes his blood type. ♦ BIRTH CONTROL Quotations "I must say... a fast word about oral contraception.

President At a tedious social function, the hostess anxiously inquired of the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, "Are you enjoying yourself, Mr. " "Indeed," responded Shaw. " While at the premiere of a play of his at the Theatre Frangais, the novel ist and dramatist Alexandre Dumas remarked to his friend that he had seen Fournefs Gladiator there just the previous night. " asked the friend. "Dull/' answered Dumas. " /fMon ami, you are mistaken. '" King Frederick William was exiting the royal box after attending the performance of a tedious and thankfully forgotten play.

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