John Hookham Frere
English diplomat and author (1769–1846)
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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.