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Kiss till the cows come home.
- Scornful Lady (act II, sc. 2) [Kisses]
Beggars must be no choosers.
- Scornful Lady (act V, sc. 3) [Beggary]
My dancing days are done.
- Scornful Lady (act V, sc. 3) [Dancing]
Pity, some say, is the parent of future love.
- Spanish Curate (act V, sc. 1) [Pity]
Of every noble action the intent
Is to give worth reward, vice punishment.
- The Captain (act V, sc. 5) [Action]
Then, everlasting Love, restrain thy will;
'Tis god-like to have power, but not to kill.
- The Chances (act II, sc. 2, song) [Power]
No better than you should be.
- The Coxcomb (act IV, sc. 3)
Great weeds do grow apace.
- The Coxcomb (act IV, sc. 4) [Weeds]
Death hath so many doors to let out life.
- The Custom of the Country (act II, sc. 2)
That place that does contain
My books, the best companions, is to me
A glorious court, where hourly I converse
With the old sages and philosophers;
And sometimes, for variety, I confer
With kings and emperors, and weigh their counsels;
Calling their victories, if unjustly got,
Unto a strict account, and, in my fancy,
Deface their ill-placed statues.
- The Elder Brother (act I, sc. 2, l. 177)
[Books : Libraries]
There's nothing that allays an angry mind
So soon as a sweet beauty.
- The Elder Brother (act III, sc. 5)
To have been happy, madame, adds to calamity.
- The Fair Maid of the Inn
(act I, sc. 1, l. 250) [Happiness]
It is always good
When a man has two irons in the fire.
- The Faithful Friends (act I, sc. 2)
No friend's a friend till [he shall] prove a friend.
- The Faithful Friends
(act III, sc. 3, l. 50) [Friends]
Nothing can cover his high fame but Heaven;
No pyramids set off his memories,
But the eternal substance of his greatness,--
To which I leave him.
- The False One (act II, sc. 1, l. 169)
[Fame : Greatness]
From the crown of our head to the sole of our feet.
- The Honest Man's Fortune (act II, sc. 2)
Hunger is sharper than the sword.
- The Honest Man's Fortune
(act II, sc. 2, l. 1) [Hunger]
Who doubting tyranny, and fainting under
Fortune's false lottery, desperately run
To death, for dread of death; that soul's most stout,
That, bearing all mischance, dares last it out.
- The Honest Man's Fortune (act IV, sc. 1)
Our lives are but our marches to the grave.
- The Humorous Lieutenant
(act III, sc. 5, l. 76) [Life]
Let's meet and either do or die.
- The Island Princess (act II, sc. 2)
Evil beginning houres may end in good.
- The Knight of Malta (act II, sc. 5) [Evil]
One foot in the grave.
- The Little French Lawyer (act I, sc. 1)
Something given that way.
- The Lovers' Progress (act I, sc. 1)
Look babies in your eyes, my pretty sweet one.
- The Loyal Subject [Eyes]
A soul as white as Heaven.
- The Maid's Tragedy (act IV, sc. 1) [Soul]
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