"Nature (the ary whereby God hath made and governs the world) is by the art of man, as in many other things, so in this also imitated, that it can make an artificial animal."
"When the Great War broke out, it came to me not as a superlative tragedy, but as an interruption of the most exasperating kind to my personal plans."
"They called him Moshe the Beadle, as though he had never had a surname in his life."
"A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy."
"Under the shadow of Boston State House, turning its back on the house of John Hancock, the little passage called Hancock Avenue runs, or ran, from Beacon Street, skirting the State House grounds,..."