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.
Where yet was ever found a mother Who'd give her booby for another?
Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy
Whoever heard a man of fortune in England talk of the necessaries of life? . . . Whether we can afford it or no, we must have superfluities.
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.
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