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8 Oysters Quotes

If that a pearl may in a toad's head dwell, And may be found too in an oyster shell.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Apology for his Book (l. 89)

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The oyster is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not the letter R in their name.

Henry Buttes Quotes , Source: Dyets Dry Dinner

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'Twere better to be born a stone Of ruder shape, and feeling none, Than with a tenderness like mine And sensibilities so fine! Ah, hapless wretch! condemn'd to dwell Forever in my native shell, Ordained to move when others please, Not for my own content or ease; But toss'd and buffeted about, Now in the water and now out.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: The Poet, the Oyster and Sensitive Plant

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Secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: A Christmas Carol (stave 1)

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It's a wery remarkable circumstance, sir," said Sam, "that poverty and oysters always seem to go together."

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. XXII)

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I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster; but I'll take my oath on it, till he have made an oyster of me he shall never make me such a fool.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at II, iii)

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An oyster may be crossed in love! Who says A whale's a bird?--Ha! did you call my love?-- He's here! He's there! he's everywhere! An me! he's nowhere!

Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes , Source: The Critic--A Tragedy Rehearsed (act III, sc. 1)

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He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Polite Conversation (dialogue II)

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