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Revenons à nos moutons.

To return to the subject. (Lit. "to our mutton.")

PIERRE BLANCHET-Pierre Pathelin. III. 2. Same used by BRUEYS in his L'Avocat Patelin (Maître Patelin) which he says in the preface he took from BLANCHET's play. JACOB's ed. in Recueil de Farces Soties. P. 96 gives text as "Revenons a ces mouton." PASQUIER-Recherches de la France gives "nos mouton." RABELAIS Pantagruel. Bk. III. 34. ("Retournous" for "Revenons.")

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(See also OTHELLO)

Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech.

II Corinthians. III. 12.


Lo tuo ver dir m'incuora

Buona umilta e gran tumor m'appiani.

The truth thy speech doth show, within my heart reproves the swelling pride. DANTE-Purgatorio. XI. 118.


Think all you speak; but speak not all you think:

Thoughts are your own; your words are so no


Where Wisdom steers, wind cannot make you sink:

Lips never err, when she does keep the door.


As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish. DEMOSTHENES.


That's a Blazing strange answer.

DICKENS-A Tale of Two Cities. Bk. I. Ch. II.


Abstruse and mystic thoughts you must express
With painful care, but seeming easiness;
For truth shines brightest thro' the plainest dress.
WENTWORTH DILLON-Essay on Translated
Verse. L. 216.


I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me.

BENJ. DISRAELI-Maiden Speech in the House of Commons. (1837)


A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.

BENJ. DISRAELI-Speech at the Riding School. London, July 27, 1878. (Of Gladstone.)


A series of congratulatory regrets.

BENJ. DISRAELI--July 30, 1878. In reference to Lord Harrington's resolution on the Berlin Treaty.


The hare-brained chatter of irresponsible frivolity.

BENJ. DISRAELI Speech at Guildhall. London, November 9, 1878.


Miss not the discourse of the elders

Ecclesiasticus. VIII. 9

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