Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em.
Topics: Lovers, Love
Your virtue is your greatest affectation.
Have as much good nature as good sense since they generally are companions.
I have heard people eat most heartily of another man’s meat, that is, what they do not pay for.
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
Topics: Friends and Friendship
A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
Money makes up in a measure all other wants in men.
I weigh the man, not his title; ’tis not the king’s stamp can make the metal better.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.
Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and ‘Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.
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