Thomas Love Peacock
Thomas Love Peacock was born in 1785, in Dorset, at Weymouth. He was the son of a glass merchant, who died three years after he was born. He was raised at his grandfather's house in Chertsey, by his mother. Despite the fact that his formal schooling ended before his teens (he never attended a university), it is important to note that he read widely in five languages throughout his lifetime.
When he could no longer support himself without working, he took a job in 1819 with the East India Company. The next year, he married Jane Gryffydh, daughter to a Welsh rector. Peacock's daughter later married George Meredith, also a literary man.
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- Beyond the Sea
- Love and Age
- Life's Uncertain Day
- Rich & Poor; or Saint & Sinner
- Newark Abbey
- Margaret Love Peacock
- Lines on the Death of Julia
- Instead of Sitting Wrapped up in Flannel
- The Legend of St. Laura
- Castles in the Air
- The Morning of Love
- Seamen Three
- The Lady, the Knight, and the Friar
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''A book that furnishes no quotations is, me judice, no bookit is a plaything.''Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Dr. Folliot, in Crotchet Castle, ch. 9 (1831).
''Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.''Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Lady Clarinda, in Crotchet Castle, ch. 3 (1831).
''Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horsepond.''Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Melincourt, ch. 7 (1817).
''The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.''Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Melincourt, ch. 24 (1817).
''I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.''Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Mr. Skionar, in Crotchet Castle, ch. 18 (1831).
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