Petition me no petitions, sir, to-day; Let other hours be set apart for business. To-day it is our pleasure to be drunk; And this our queen shall be as drunk as we.
Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)
Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 2.
Contributed by: Zaady
Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
Source: Tom Jones. Book x. Chap. viii.
The dusky night rides down the sky, And ushers in the morn' The hounds all join in glorious cry, The huntsman winds his horn: And a-hunting we will go.
Source: A-Hunting We Will Go
Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
Source: Love in Several Masques.
Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
Source: Joseph Andrews
Distinction without a difference.
Source: Tom Jones. Book vi. Chap. xiii.
A late facetious writer, who told the public that whenever he was dull they might be assured there was a design in it.
Source: Tom Jones
When I'm not thank'd at all, I'm thank'd enough; I've done my duty, and I've done no more.
Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 3.
We must eat to live and live to eat.
Source: The Miser. Act iii. Sc. 3.
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