Sheltering in Place – Day 48

Ah! The wonders of wordplay!! Like any other writer, I love them. These glorious insults, sent to me by a friend, are from an era “ before” the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words. A member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.” “That depends, Sir, “ said Disraeli, “whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.”   “He had delusions of adequacy .” –                                                 Walter  Kerr     “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”– Winston Churchill “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one.”-George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill “Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second… if there is one.”-Winston Churchill, in response   “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”-Clarence Darrow     “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”-William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway) “Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it.”-Moses Hadas   “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”-Mark Twain “Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?”  -Mark Twain     “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”-Oscar Wilde “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”-Oscar Wilde     “I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.”-Stephen Bishop “He is a self-made man and worships his creator.”-John Bright “I’ve just learned…

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