William Makepeace Thackeray Quote
“Werther had a love for Charlotte
Such as words could never utter;
Would you know how first he met her?
She was cutting bread and butter.”
―William Makepeace Thackeray
Sorrows of Werther, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
As quoted in: "Edge-tools of speech" (Houghton, Mifflin, 1899) edited by Maturin Murray Ballou, p. 245
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
Born: July 18, 1811
Died: December 24, 1863 (age 52)
Occupation: Novelist, poet
Bio: William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.
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