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Compound for sins they are inclined to, By damning those they have no mind to.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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Great actions are not always true sons Of great and mighty resolutions.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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Smell a rat.

Samuel Butler 1 Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 821)

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I'll make the fur Fly 'bout the ears of the old cur.

Samuel Butler 1 Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto III, l. 278)

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Which he by hook or crook has gather'd And by his own inventions father'd.

Samuel Butler 1 Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto I, l. 109)

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A hand may first, and then a lip be kiss'd.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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A sword laid by, Which eats into itself, and rusts ingloriously.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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A tigress, robb'd of young, a lioness, Or other interesting beast of prey, Are similes at hand for the distress Of ladies who cannot have their own way.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Ah, happy years, once more who would not be a boy!

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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And all may think which way their judgments lead 'em.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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As fierce as hell, or fiercer still, A woman piqued who has her will.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But scandal's my aversion--I protest Against all evil speaking, even in jest.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But sighs subside, and tears (even widows') shrink, Like Arno in the summer, to a shallow.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But thy true lovers more admire by far Thy naked beauties; give me a cigar.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But time strips our illusions of their hue, And one by one in turn some grand mistake Casts off its bright skin yearly like a snake.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But who would scorn the month of June, Because December with his breath so hoary, Must come? Much rather should he court the ray, To hoard up warmth against a wintry day.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Despair of all recovery spoils longevity, And makes men's miseries of alarming brevity.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Dreading that climax of all earthly ills, The inflammation of his weekly bills.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Famed For every branch of every science known.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Foes, friends, men, women, now are nought to me But dreams of what has been, no more to be.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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For glances beget ogles, ogles sighs, Sighs wishes, wishes words, and words a letter.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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For no one cares for matrimonial cooings, There's nothing wrong in a connubial kiss.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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For over-warmth, if false, is worse than truth.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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For without transformation Men become wolves on every slight occasion.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Fresh feres will dry the bright blue eye We late saw streaming o'er.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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