John Gay

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John Gay

John Gay

How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We only part to meet again.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I must have women -- there is nothing unbends the mind like them.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Through all the employments of life each neighbor abuses his brother; whore and rogue they call husband and wife: All professions be-rogue one another.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Shadow owes its birth to light.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either.More John Gay [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.More John Gay [08/17/2011 05:08:21]
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.More John Gay [08/17/2011 05:08:31]
No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat.More John Gay [08/17/2011 05:08:45]
She who has never loved has never lived.More John Gay [08/17/2011 05:08:08]
"Is there no hope?" the sick man said, The silent doctor shook his head, And took his leave with signs of sorrow, Despairing of his fee to-morrow.More John Gay [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's selfMore John Gay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In every age and clime we see,
Two of a trade can ne'er agree.More John Gay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Who friendship with a knave hath made,
Is judg'd a partner in the trade.More John Gay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So comes a reck'ning when the banquet's o'er,
The dreadful reckn'ning, and men smile no more.More John Gay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man should be religious, not superstitious.More John Gay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the
wind for revealing them to the trees.More John Gay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A woman scorn'd is pitiless as fate,
For then the dread of shame adds stings to hate.More John Gay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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