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Letter "S" » Sir John
«Under this stone, reader, survey / Dead Sir John Vanbrugh's house of clay. / Lie heavy on him, Earth! For he / Laid many heavy loads on thee!»
«Sir, my friend John Baynes used to say that the man who published a book without an index ought to be damned ten miles beyond Hell, where the Devil could not get for stinging nettles»
«Earl of Sandwhich . . .You shall either die of the pox or on the gallowsJohn Wilkes . . . That sir depends on whether I embrace your mistress or your politics»
«Ted Hughes has been appointed poet laureate to succeed Sir John Betjeman, which is a bit like appointing a grim young crow to replace a cuddly old teddy bear.»
Author: Philip Howard
, John Betjeman
, Old Crow
, Poet Laureate
, Sir John
, teddy bear
, Ted Hughes
«Their charms, Sir John, I shall discover, I have no doubt, when dinner's over; At present, if to judge I'm able, The finest works are on the table: I should prefer the cook just now, To Rubens or to Gerrard Dow»