Edward James Mortimer Collins, 1827 - 1876
frontispiece from an 1886 biography by his wife (1877)
Born: 29 June 1827, Plymouth, Devonshire, England, UK
Died: 28 July 1876, Berkshire, England, UK
Biography from Wikipedia
Mortimer Collins quotes:
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- A man's as old as he's feeling, a woman's as old as she looks. permalink
"The Unknown Quantity", cited in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
- 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. permalink
"Sky-Making" - to Professor Tyndall, cited in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
- 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. permalink
"The Positivists", cited in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
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