Women, like princes, find few real friends.
Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)
Source: Advice to a Lady.
Contributed by: Zaady
For his chaste Muse employ'd her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot.
Source: Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanus.
How much the wife is dearer than the bride.
Source: An Irregular Ode.
None without hope e'er lov'd the brightest fair, But love can hope where reason would despair.
The lover in the husband may be lost.
What is your sex's earliest, latest care, Your heart's supreme ambition? To be fair.
Where none admire, 't is useless to excel; Where none are beaux, 't is vain to be a belle.
Source: Soliloquy on a Beauty in the Country.
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