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.
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.
And when a lady's in the case, You know all other things give place.
Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Hare and Many Friends
Whence is thy learning? Hath thy toil O'er books consumed the midnight oil?
Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Shepherd and the Philosopher
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