Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces
  • Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces
  • Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces

Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces

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by Paul Dickson
     
 

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"Helpful to anyone who ever expects to be called on to give a toast."--Library Journal

For nearly thirty years, Paul Dickson's Toasts has been the perfect reference for any occasion where one needs to raise a glass. Organized by category, it contains sayings famous and profound, suitable and sentimental.

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"Helpful to anyone who ever expects to be called on to give a toast."--Library Journal

For nearly thirty years, Paul Dickson's Toasts has been the perfect reference for any occasion where one needs to raise a glass. Organized by category, it contains sayings famous and profound, suitable and sentimental. Covering births, weddings, graduations, and other events both major and minor, Dickson also provides a history of the toast, and a guide on how to do it well. Revised for the first time since 1991, this new edition of Toasts is as useful as ever.

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"Helpful to anyone who ever expects to be called on to give a toast."—Library Journal

Library Journal
This is a book that will be helpful to anyone who ever expects to be called on to give a toast. It begins with a brief introductory history of toasts and toasting, pointing out that the custom of drinking to the health and prosperity of another is an ancient one. The book is arranged by broad topics from age (``May you enter Heaven late'') to weddings (``May you grow old on one pillow'') to friendship (``Here's to a friend. He knows you well and likes you just the same.''). Some of the quotes are from literature or famous people, but there are many old anonymous ones, too. Sections on effective toasting, odd customs, and the like are also included. Libraries needing to expand their quotations collections might want to buy this volume.-- Rebecca Wondriska, Trinity Coll. Lib., Hartford, Ct.
Booknews
A useful reference. May all dinner speeches be as succinct as "Good drink, good meat, good God, let's eat." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608190652
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/10/2009
Pages:
245
Sales rank:
1,409,995
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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