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Anthony Trollope
(24 Apr 1815 - 6 Dec 1882)

English novelist who recommended the use of the familiar red pillar boxes in Britain as street-side receptacles of letters for collection by the Post Office.


Science Quotes by Anthony Trollope (5 quotes)


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How came it to pass that a man with no peculiar advantages of early education grew to be so many-sided as Shakespeare, and with every side so equal?
— Anthony Trollope
From 'The Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne', North American Review (Sep 1879), No. 274, 203. Collected in Anthony Trollope, Miscellaneous Essays and Reviews (1981).
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I am but a bad sightseer in a museum, being able to detect the deficiencies of a mangy lion, but unable from want of sight and want of education to recognise the wonders of a humming bird.
— Anthony Trollope
In South Africa, Vol. 1, (1878), 73.
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It is very difficult to say nowadays where the suburbs of London come to an end and where the country begins. The railways, instead of enabling Londoners to live in the country have turned the countryside into a city.
— Anthony Trollope
In The Three Clerks (1857, 1904), 30-31.
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London will soon assume the shape of a great starfish. The old town, extending from Poplar to Hammersmith, will be the nucleus, and the various railway lines will be the projecting rays.
— Anthony Trollope
In The Three Clerks (1857, 1904), 31.
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When an Englishman has nothing to do, and a certain time to wait, his one resource is to walk about. A Frenchman sits down and lights a cigar, an Italian goes to sleep, a German meditates, an American invents some new position for his limbs as far as possible asunder from that intended for them by nature, but an Englishman always takes a walk.
— Anthony Trollope
In The West Indies and the Spanish Main (1860), 15.
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