Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
Dreaming
Marie Antoinette
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Erskine
Sheridan
Spare Moments
Gallant Daughter
The Wounded Sailor
Countess De St. Belmont
Quartering
Camp Dinner
A Dieppe Pilot
Johnson And Lord Elibank




Sheridan

Anecdotes Home




This distinguished wit, upon being asked by a young member of
parliament how he first succeeded in establishing his fame as an orator,
replied, "Why, sir, it was easily effected. After I had been in St.
Stephen's Chapel a few days, I found that four-fifths of the house were
composed of country squires, and great fools; my first effort, therefore,
was by a lively sally, or an ironical remark, to make them laugh; that
laugh effaced from their stupid pates the recollection of what had been
urged in opposition to my view of the subject, and then I whipped in an
argument, and had all the way clear before me."





Next: Sheridan

Previous: Sion College



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 3664





Random Anecdotes

The Douglas
A French Mayor
A Reproof
Gonsalvo Of Cordova
Old Age Secured
Sheridan
The Chevalier Bayard
Mackenzie," Was The Reply
Dreaming
Making Things Better
Hanging Judge
A Faithful Depositary
William Iii. And St. Evremond
Family Sacrifice
Erskine
A Noble Enemy
Algerine Captain
The Horse Dealer
A Ragged Regiment
An American Heroine
A Neat Reply
Turner
Racine
Edinburgh
The Stocks