John Hookham Frere

John Hookham Frere (May 21, 1769January 7, 1846) was an English diplomat and author.

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  • And don’t confound the language of the nation
    With long-tailed words in osity and ation.
    • The Monks and the Giants (published c. 1871), canto i, line 6, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • A sudden thought strikes me,—let us swear an eternal friendship.
    • The Rovers, Act i, Sc. 1, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Let us embrace, and from this very moment vow an eternal misery together", Thomas Otway, The Orphan, Act iv., Sc. 2.; "My fair one, let us swear an eternal friendship", Jean Baptiste Molière, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (published c. 1871), act iv. sc. 1.

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