George Colman the Younger

English dramatist and writer

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".

QuotesEdit

  • 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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