A late facetious writer, who told the public that whenever he was dull they might be assured there was a design in it.
Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)
Source: Tom Jones
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Oh, the roast beef of England, And old England's roast beef!
Source: The Grub Street Opera. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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.
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
Much may be said on both sides.
Source: The Covent Garden Tragedy, act i. sc. 8.
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