Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest. But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, he is admitted amongst the politest company.
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
In every rank, both great and small, it is industry that supports us all.
If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, The mist is dispelled when a woman appears.
The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment.
No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who’ve no retreat.
The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife’s spirits.
Pride is increased by ignorance; those assume the most who know the least.
Shadow owes its birth to light.
An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
Topics: Friends and Friendship
We only part to meet again.
Topics: Last Words
But money, wife, is the true Fuller’s Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.
Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?
Variety’s the source of joy below, from which still fresh revolving pleasures flow; in books and love, the mind one end pursues, and only change the expiring flame renews.
How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards.
What frenzy dictates, jealousy believes.
To cheat a man is nothing; but the woman must have fine parts, indeed, who cheats a woman.
Lions, wolves, and vultures don’t live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.
Topics: Socialism, Communism
Through all the employments of life each neighbor abuses his brother; whore and rogue they call husband and wife: All professions be-rogue one another.
A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.
A fox may steal your hens, Sir, a whore your health and pence, Sir, your daughter rob your chest, Sir, your wife may steal your rest, Sir, a thief your goods and plate. But this is all but picking, with rest, pence, chest and chicken; it ever was decreed, Sir, if lawyer’s hand is feed, Sir, he steals your whole estate.
O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on.
Topics: Men & Women
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