Basil Hood Quote
“The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty but to have a slave of his own.”
―Richard Francis Burton
The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night (1885) When it was the Three Hundred and Sixtieth Night, footnote
“I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.”
A Portrait of Elizabeth I, in the words of the Queen and her contemporaries (1980 edition), Barnes & Noble
Bio: Basil Willett Charles Hood was a British librettist and lyricist, perhaps best known for writing the libretti of half a dozen Savoy Operas and for his English adaptations of operettas, including The Merry Widow. He embarked on a career in the British army, writing theatrical pieces in his spare time.