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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Hookham Frere

  • [The Rt. Hon. John Hookham Frere, man of letters; born in Norfolk, England, 1769; entered Parliament, 1796; ambassador to Spain, 1808; one of the founders of “The Quarterly Review;” died 1846.]
  • A Conservative is only a Tory who is ashamed of himself.

  • When the names of Conservative and Liberal began to be substituted for the old-fashioned Tory and Whig. He also said, “It is not of so much importance what you learn at school, as how you learn it.”