How much the wife is dearer than the bride.
Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)
Source: An Irregular Ode.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Advice to a Lady.
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.
Women, like princes, find few real friends.
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.
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