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Charles Churchill
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Engrave this Quote Great use they have, when in the hands
Of one like me, who understands,
Who understands the time and place,
The person, manner, and the grace,
Which fools neglect; so that we find,
If all the requisites are join'd,
From whence a perfect joke must spring,
A joke's a very serious thing.
-Charles Churchill, The Ghost (book IV, lines 1379-1387), 1762 Tell a Friend


 


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