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David L. Pratt


David L. Pratt is Professor Emeritus, Queen's University and a lifelong collector of poems and quotations. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen . . . I know of no other place where Princes assemble to pay their respect to molecules . . . Because of you, our wives hesitate for just an instant before summoning us to do the dishes.Jo Read more

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