Mortimer Collins

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Mortimer Collins (29 June, 1827 - 28 July, 1876) was an English writer and novelist. He went to London, where he devoted himself to journalism in the Conservative Party interest, writing largely for periodicals. He also wrote a good deal of occasional and humorous verse, and several novels.


  • Just take a trifling handful, O philosopher!
    Of magic matter: give it a slight toss over
    The ambient ether—and I don’t see why
    You should n’t make a sky.
    • Sky-Making. (To Professor Tyndall.)
  • Life and the Universe show spontaneity;
    Down with ridiculous notions of Deity!
    Churches and creeds are lost in the mists;
    Truth must be sought with the Positivists.
    • The Positivists.
  • A man is as old as he's feeling, a woman is as old as she looks.
    • The Unknown Quantity.

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