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    Utopia’s quite another land;
    In her enterprising movements,
    She is England—with improvements,
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    When you’re lying awake with a dismal headache, and repose is
    taboo’d by anxiety,
    I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in without impropriety;
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    If the jests that you crack have an orthodox smack,
    You may get a bland smile from these sages;
    But should it, by chance, be imported from France,
    Half-a-crown is stopped out of your wages!
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    I love my fellow creatures—I do all the good I can—
    Yet everybody says I’m such a disagreeable man!
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    This particularly rapid, unintelligible patter
    Isn’t generally heard, and if it is it doesn’t matter!
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    If you’re anxious for to shine in the high esthetic line as a man
    of culture rare,
    You must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms, and plant
    them everywhere.
    You must lie upon the daisies and discourse in novel phrases of your
    complicated state of mind,
    The meaning doesn’t matter if it’s only idle chatter of a
    transcendental kind.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    When the critics come around it’s always too late.
    Sidney, Sir Nolan (1917–1992)