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date: 28 May 2020


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  1. Gin a body meet a body
    Comin thro' the rye,
    Gin a body kiss a body
    Need a body cry?
    Robert Burns 1759–96 Scottish poet: ‘Comin thro' the rye’ (1796)
  2. Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
    Casablanca 1942 film: spoken by Humphrey Bogart; written by Julius J. Epstein (1909–2001), Philip G. Epstein (1909–52), and Howard Koch (1902–95)
  3. ‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller,
    Knocking on the moonlit door.
    Walter de la Mare 1873–1956 English poet and novelist: ‘The Listeners’ (1912)
  4. Some enchanted evening,
    You may see a stranger,
    You may see a stranger,
    Across a crowded room.
    Oscar Hammerstein II 1895–1960 American songwriter: ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ (1949 song) in South Pacific
  5. Not many sounds in life, and I include all urban and all rural sounds, exceed in interest a knock at the door.
    Charles Lamb 1775–1834 English writer: Essays of Elia (1823) ‘Valentine's Day’
  6. How d'ye do, and how is the old complaint?
    reputed to be his greeting to all those he did not know
    Lord Palmerston 1784–1865 British statesman; Prime Minister, 1855–8, 1859–65: A. West Recollections (1899)
  7. We'll meet again, don't know where,
    Don't know when,
    But I know we'll meet again some sunny day.
    Ross Parker 1914–74 and Hugh Charles 1907–95 British songwriters: ‘We'll Meet Again’ (1939 song)
  8. I wish I could remember the first day,
    First hour, first moment of your meeting me,
    If bright or dim the season, it might be
    Summer or winter for aught I can say.
    So unrecorded did it slip away.
    Christina Rossetti 1830–94 English poet: ‘The First Day’
  9. When shall we three meet again
    In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
    William Shakespeare 1564–1616 English dramatist: Macbeth (1606) act 1, sc. 1, l. 1 (Oxford Standard Authors ed.)
  10. Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania.
    William Shakespeare 1564–1616 English dramatist: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595–6) act 2, sc. 1, l. 60 (Oxford Standard Authors ed.)
  11. Why don't you come up sometime, and see me?
    often altered to, ‘Why don't you come up and see me sometime?’
    She Done Him Wrong 1933 film: written by Mae West
  12. Dr Livingstone, I presume?
    Henry Morton Stanley 1841–1904 British explorer: How I found Livingstone (1872) ch. 11