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And the talk slid north, and the talk slid south With the sliding puffs from the hookah-mouth; Four things greater than all things are-- Women and Horses and Power and War.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: Ballad of the King's Jest

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In general those who nothing have to say Contrive to spend the longest time in doing it.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: To Charles Eliot Norton

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The red wine first must rise In their fair cheeks, my lord; then we shall have 'em Talk us to silence.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Sandys at I, iv)

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I prithee take the cork out of thy mouth, that I may drink thy tidings.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: As You Like It (Rosalind at III, ii)

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It would talk; Lord, how it talked!

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: The Scornful Lady (act IV, sc. 1)

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Whose talk is of bullocks.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiasticus (ch. XXXVIII, v. 25)

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But still his tongue ran on, the less Of weight it bore, with greater ease.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto II, l. 443)

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With vollies of eternal babble.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto II, l. 453)

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"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- And why the sea is boiling hot-- And whether pigs have wings."

Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Rev. Charles L. Dodgson) Quotes , Source: Through the Looking Glass (ch. IV)

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Persuasion tips his tongue whene'er he talks.

Colley Cibber Quotes , Source: Parody of Pope's lines

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Words learn'd by rote a parrot may rehearse, But talking is not always to converse, Not more distinct from harmony divine The constant creaking of a country sign.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Conversation (l. 7)

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But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 533)

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My tongue within my lips I rein: For who talks much must talk in vain.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Introduction to the Fables (pt. I, l. 57)

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He who talks much cannot always talk well. [It., Chi parla troppo non puo parlar sempre bene.]

Goldoni Quotes , Source: Pamela (I, 6)

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Stop not, unthinking, every friend you meet To spin your wordy fabric in the street; While you are emptying your colloquial pack, The fiend Lumbago jumps upon his back.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: Urania--A Rhymed Lesson, l. 439

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No season now for calm, familiar talk.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. XXII, l. 169), (Pope's translation)

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Talk to him of Jacob's ladder, and he would ask the number of the steps.

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: A Matter-of-Fact Man

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Then he will talk--good gods, how he will talk!

Nathaniel Lee Quotes , Source: Alexander the Great (act I, sc. 1)

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Oft has it been my lot to mark A proud, conceited, talking spark.

James Merrick Quotes , Source: The Chameleon

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His talk was like a stream which runs With rapid change from rock to roses; It slipped from politics to puns; It passed from Mahomet to Moses; Beginning with the laws that keep The planets in the radiant courses, And ending with some precept deep For dressing eels or shoeing horses.

Winthrop Mackworth Praed Quotes , Source: The Vicar

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They never taste who always drink; They always talk who never think.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: Upon a Passage in the Scaligerana

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What cracker is this same that deafs our ears With this abundance of superfluous breath?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Austria at II, i)

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If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me; I had it from my father.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Sandys at I, iv)

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No, pray thee, let it serve for table-talk; Then howsome'er thou speak'st, 'mong other things I shall digest it.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Lorenzo at III, v)

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Talk with a man out at a window!--a proper saying!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice at IV, i)

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