Treasure Island

Stephen Leacock

(30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944 / Hampshire, England)

Quotations

  • ''Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.''
    Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), Canadian humorist, economist. "Gertrude the Governess," Nonsense Novels (1911).
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  • ''It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.''
    Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), Canadian humorist, economist. "Reflections on Riding," Literary Lapses (1910).

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The Social Plan

I know a very tiresome Man
Who keeps on saying, "Social Plan."
At every Dinner, every Talk
Where Men foregather, eat or walk,
No matter where, -- this Awful Man
Brings on his goddam Social Plan.

The Fall in Wheat, the Rise in Bread,
The social Breakers dead ahead,

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