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Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine bright,
But looked to near, have neither heat nor light.
Heaven-gates are not so highly arched
As princes' palaces; they that enter there
Must go upon their knees.
'T is just like a summer bird-cage in a garden,—the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a consumption for fear they shall never get out.
Leave thy idle questions;
I am i'th'way to study a long silence,
To prate were idle.
How many ills spring from adultery? First the supreme law that is violated, Nobility oft stain'd with bastardy, Inheritance of land falsely possessed, The husband scorn'd, wife sham'd, and babes unbless'd.
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The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
John Webster was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage.
The Duchess of Malfi (1623)
The White Devil (1612)
The Devil's Law Case
A Cure for a Cuckold
Appius and Virginia
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