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Mortimer Collins

Mortimer Collins

Mortimer Collins (29 June 182728 July 1876) was an English writer and novelist. He went to London, where he devoted himself to journalism in the Conservative Party interest, writing largely for periodicals. He also wrote a good deal of occasional and humorous verse, and several novels.

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  • Just take a trifling handful, O philosopher!
    Of magic matter: give it a slight toss over
    The ambient ether—and I don’t see why
    You should n’t make a sky.
    • Sky-Making. (To Professor Tyndall), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
  • Life and the Universe show spontaneity;
    Down with ridiculous notions of Deity!
    Churches and creeds are lost in the mists;
    Truth must be sought with the Positivists.
    • The Positivists, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • A man is as old as he's feeling, a woman is as old as she looks.
    • The Unknown Quantity, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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