Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(17 Dec 1796 - 27 Aug 1865)
Canadian politician, author and judge who created humorous sketches for the character of Sam Slick, first in newspaper serials and then in book form. For these he became the first Canadian writer to achieve significant international recognition. His primary career was as a lawyer and judge. In 1856, he moved to England, and by 1859 was a member of Parliament.
Science Quotes by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1 quote)
Plain English aint plain at all; its like common sense, the most oncommon thing in the world.
— Thomas Chandler Haliburton
In Wise-Saws: Or, Sam Slick in Search of a Wife (1855), 126. Note: oncommon [sic].