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And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.
Words may be false and full of art,
Sighs are the natural language of the heart.
The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world.
I am, out of the ladies' company, like a fish out of the water.
Oh this Surgeon! this damn'd Surgeon, will this Villainous Quack never come to me? Oh this Plaster on my Neck! It gnaws more than Aqua-Fortis: this abominable Rascle has mistaken sure, and given me the same Caustick he appli'd to my Shins, when they were open'd last.
Love quickly is pall'd,
Tho' with labour 'tis gain'd;
Wine never does cloy
Tho' with ease 'tis obtain'd.
We sing while you sigh,
We laugh while you weep;
Love robs you of rest,
Wine lulls us asleep.
Physicians tell us, that in every Age Some one particular Disease does rage, The Scurvy once, and what you call the Gout, But Heaven be prais'd their Reign is almost out.
Wood to La. Vaine. "Tis true, Madame, Sir Positive and Poet Ninny are excellent men, and brave Bully-Rocks; but they must grant, that neither of e'm understand Mathematics but myself.
RAYMUND: Well a desperate disease must have a desperate Cure...
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November 19, 1692
Thomas Shadwell was an English poet and playwright who was appointed poet laureate in 1689.
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