This was bad enough; but, as the philosophic Dane observes, with that universal applicability which distinguishes the illustrious ornament of the Elizabethan Era, worse remains behind!
’My dear madam,’ returned Mr. Micawber, ’perhaps I cannot better express the conclusion at which Mrs. Micawber, your humble servant, and I may add our children, have jointly and severally arrived, than by borrowing the language of an illustrious poet, to reply that our Boat is on the shore, and our Bark is on the sea.’
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an illustrious achievement
We saw a great painting on the wall over their heads, of the twenty illustrious men who had invented the candle.