Oh, the roast beef of England, And old England's roast beef!
Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)
Source: The Grub Street Opera. Act iii. Sc. 2.
Contributed by: Zaady
Enough is equal to a feast.
Source: The Covent Garden Tragedy. Act v. Sc. 1.
Lo, when two dogs are fighting in the streets, With a third dog one of the two dogs meets; With angry teeth he bites him to the bone, And this dog smarts for what that dog has done.
Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 6.
Let no man be sorry he has done good, because others have done evil! If a man has acted right, he has done well, though alone; if wrong, the sanction of all mankind will not justify him.
The dignity of history.
Source: Tom Jones. Book xi. Chap. ii.
His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
Source: Tom Jones, (1749) bk. xi, ch. 4
Much may be said on both sides.
Source: The Covent Garden Tragedy, act i. sc. 8.
Distance of time and place funereally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
The constant desire of pleasing which is the peculiar quality of some, may be called the happiest of all desires in this that it rarely fails of attaining its end when not disgraced by affectation.
Source: Joseph Andrews
Copyright © 2013 Gaiam, Inc.