I never write metropolis for seven cents because I can get the same price for city. I never write policeman because I can get the same money for cop.
I do not like work even when someone else is doing it.
All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances. Take them all around, they're a mighty ornery lot. It's the way they're raised.
Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says. I'm a laying up sin and suffering for us both, I.
I was sorry to have my name mentioned as one of the great authors, because they have a sad habit of dying off. Chaucer is dead, Spencer is dead, so is Milton, so is Shakespeare, and I'm not feeling so well myself.
It is some more Moral Sense. The proprietors are rich, and very holy; but the wage they pay to these poor brothers and sisters of theirs is only enough to keep them from dropping dead with hunger.