Praise from Sir Hubert Spencer

Posted by ESC on March 26, 2005

In Reply to: Praise from Caesar posted by Smokey Stover on March 25, 2005

: : : : I have been wondering for quite some time where this phrase came from. I know the meaning, but the origin has been keeping me up. thanks for any help.

: : : I've looked in a couple of quote books and several phrase books but haven't found anything. Now this will keep me up.

: : I don't recognize the phrase at all. (It sounds like half a phrase, BTW.) What does it mean?

: The full phrase is "Praise from Caesar is praise indeed!", but I don't know where it comes from. SS

When I was looking for this phrase, I found a similar one: "Approbation from Sir Hubert Spencer is praise indeed." From "A Care for the Heartache" by Thomas Morton (1764-1838). Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, by John Barlett and Justin Kaplan, general editor (Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 2002).