Thomas Hood was a British humorist and poet. His son, Tom Hood, became a well known playwright and editor.
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“But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!”
“Oh, God! that bread should be so dear! And flesh and blood so cheap!”
“That picture raffles will conduce to nourish - Design, or cause coloring to flourish, Admits of logic chopping and wise - sawing, For surely lotteries encourage drawing”
“I don't set up for being a cosmopolite, which to any mind signifies being polite to every country except your own”
“His death which happened in his berth, / At forty-odd befell: / They went and told the sexton, and / The sexton toll'd the bell.”
“Our very hopes belied our fears, / Our fears our hopes belied - / We thought her dying when she slept, / And sleeping when she died!”
“For here I leave my second leg, / And the Forty-second Foot.”
“I never nursed a dear gazelle, / To glad me with its dappled hide, / But when it came to know me well / It fell upon the buttered side.”
“Alas! my everlasting peace / Is broken into pieces.”
“Never go to France - Unless you know the lingo, If you do like me, You will repent by jingo”
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