3 Famous Quotes by Mortimer Collins
6/29/1827 - 7/28/1876
O, to bring back the great Homeric time,
The simple manners and the deed sublime:
When the wise Wanderer, often foiled by Fate,
Through the long furrow drave the ploughshare straight.
Quotes, by Mortimer Collins , Source: Letter to the Rt. Hon. B. Disraeli, M.P., published anonymously 1869
There was an ape in the days that were earlier,
Centuries passed and his hair became curlier;
Centuries more gave a thumb to his wrist--
Then he was a Man and a Positivist.
Quotes, by Mortimer Collins , Source: The British Birds (st. 5)