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date: 26 June 2019

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton 1803–73
British novelist and politician 

  1. It was a dark and stormy night.
    Paul Clifford (1830), opening words
  2. Beneath the rule of men entirely great
    The pen is mightier than the sword.
     
    Richelieu (1839) act 2, sc. 2, l. 307; see Burton
  3. In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest.
    Caxtoniana (1863) ‘Hints on Mental Culture’