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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Catchphrases

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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2008
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...Catchphrases See also grenfell , laurel cecil : After you, Claude. claude : No, after you, Cecil. ITMA (BBC radio programme, 1939–49), written by Ted Kavanagh (1892–1958) after you, Claude Am I bovvered? teenager Lauren, in The Catherine Tate Show (2004–6), created by Catherine Tate (1968–) Am I bovvered And now for something completely different. Monty Python's Flying Circus (BBC TV programme, 1969–74) something completely different something completely different …and that's the way it is. Walter cronkite 's habitual sign-off as...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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Quotations
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...by Ted Kavanagh (1892–1958) after you, Claude Am I bovvered? teenager Lauren, in The Catherine Tate Show (2004–6), created by Catherine Tate (1968–) Am I bovvered And now for something completely different. Monty Python's Flying Circus (BBC TV programme, 1969–74) something completely different something completely different Anyone for tennis? said to be typical of drawing-room comedies, much associated with Humphrey Bogart (1899–1957); perhaps from George Bernard Shaw ‘Anybody on for a game of tennis?’ Misalliance (1914) Anyone for tennis Are you...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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...PUNCH London-based humorous weekly periodical, founded 1841 Peccavi – I have Sindh. 18 May 1844. Punch suggested that Caesar's ‘ Veni, vidi, vici ’ was beaten for brevity by ‘Napier's dispatch to Lord Ellenborough, Peccavi ’. ODQ credits the joke to Catherine Winkworth (1827–78). She was a young girl, so it was sent into Punch on her behalf. Later, she became a noted translator of hymns. It seems, however, that the supposed remark was soon taken as genuine, even at Punch itself. On 22 March 1856 the magazine (confusing sender and receiver in...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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...E. Lee. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. Proverbs 15:17. The meaning becomes clearer in the New English Bible translation: ‘Better a dish of vegetables if love go with it than a fat ox eaten in hatred.’ Hence, the title of Catherine Cookson's novel, A Dinner of Herbs (1980). ‘Saki’ wrote a short story entitled ‘The Stalled Ox’ in Beasts and Super-Beasts (1914): when an ox invades a lady's house, it enables the artist Eshley to paint a picture entitled ‘Ox in a Morning-room, Late Autumn’, and for him to...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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...no voice, I'll be out of the singing). Don't mourn for me now, don't grieve for me never, For I'm going to do nothing for ever and ever.’ Sometimes referred to as ‘The Maid-of-all-Works' Epitaph’ or ‘The Tired Woman's Epitaph’, this has two possible sources. As ‘an epitaph for Catherine Alsopp, a Sheffield washerwoman, who hanged herself, 7 August 1905’, it was composed by herself and included in E. Jameson, 1000 Curiosities of Britain (1937). But a letter in The Spectator (2 December 1922) from a correspondent at the British Museum asserted that the...

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