Fill ev'ryglass, for wine inspires us, And fires us With courage, love and joy. Women and wine should life employ. Is there ought else on earth desirous?
John Gay (1685 - 1732)
Source: The Beggar's Opera, 1728
Contributed by: Zaady
'T is woman that seduces all mankind; By her we first were taught the wheedling arts.
Source: The Beggar's Opera. Act i. Sc. 1.
Youth's the season made for joys, Love is then our duty.
If with me you'd fondly stray. Over the hills and far away.
Praising all alike is praising none.
Source: Epistle to a Lady
Pride is increased by ignorance; those assume the most who know the least.
Lest men suspect your tale untrue, Keep probability in view.
Source: The Painter Who Pleased Nobody and Everybody.
O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed By keeping men off, you keep them on.
In every age and clime we see Two of a trade can never agree.
Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Rat-catcher and Cat
Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
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