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Samuel Lover

And with my advice, faith I wish you'd take me.

Samuel Lover (February 24, 1797July 6, 1868) was an Irish songwriter, novelist, as well as a painter of portraits, chiefly miniatures. He was the grandfather of Victor Herbert.

QuotesEdit

  • For a ballad's a thing you expect to find lies in.
    • Paddy Blake's Echo; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 56.
  • A baby was sleeping,
    Its mother was weeping,
    For her husband was far on the wild-raging sea.
    • The Angel's Whisper, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Reproof on her lip, but a smile in her eye.
    • Rory O' More, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • For dhrames always go by conthraries, my dear.
    • Rory O' More, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • "That 's eight times to-day that you 've kissed me before."
    "Then here goes another," says he, "to make sure,
    For there 's luck in odd numbers," says Rory O'More.
    • Rory O' More, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • As she sat in the low-backed car
    The man at the turn-pike bar
    Never asked for the toll
    But just rubbed his auld poll
    And looked after the low-backed car.
    • The low-backed Car, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Sure my love is all crost
    Like a bud in the frost
    And there's no use at all in my going to bed,
    For 't is dhrames and not slape that comes into my head!
    • Molly Carew, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • And with my advice, faith I wish you'd take me.
    • Widow Machree, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Sure the shovel and tongs
    To each other belongs.
    • Widow Machree, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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