Quotation by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

'Then I polish all the silver, which a supper-table lacquers;
Then I write the pretty mottoes which you find inside the
crackers'—
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911), British parodist, librettist. Alternative title, The Gentle Pieman. Ferdinando and Elvira (l. 53–54). . .

Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, eds. (Rev. ed., 1974; paperback 1978) Faber and Faber.
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