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John Gay

Can Love be controlled by advice? (The Beggar's Opera 1728)
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Shadow owes its birth to light.
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Sure men were born to lie, and women to believe them!
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The brave love mercy, and delight to save.
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The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.
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O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on.
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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.
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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.
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English poet and playwright, 1685-1732

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