"Eric Bentley" is a British-born American critic, playwright, singer, editor and translator. In 1998, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame and is a member of the New York Theater Hall of Fame in recognition of his many years of cabaret performances.

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Fashion, which elevates the bad to the level of the good, subsequently turns its back on bad and good alike.

Sir Christopher Wren / Said, `I am going to dine with some men, / If anybody calls / Say I am designing St Paul's.'

Geography is about maps, / But Biography is about chaps.

If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so.

George the Third / Ought never to have occurred. / One can only wonder / At so grotesque a blunder.

I cannot think of any repartee, / I simply wag my great, long, furry ears.

What I like about Clive / Is that he is no longer alive. / There is a great deal to be said / For being dead.