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More from Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton

Ambition has no risk.

Richelieu. Act iii. Sc. i.

In science, read, by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.

Caxtoniana: Hints on Mental Culture.

Take away the sword;
States can be saved without it.

Richelieu. Act iii. Sc. i.

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves
For a bright manhood, there is no such word
As “fail.”

Richelieu. Act iii. Sc. i.

The brilliant chief, irregularly great,
Frank, haughty, rash,–the Rupert of debate!

The New Timon. (1846). Part i.