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Colley Cibber

Stolen sweets are best.

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Thou strange piece of wild nature!

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Possession is eleven points in the law.

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Our hours in love have wings in absence, crutches.

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Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.

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Old houses mended, Cost little less than new before they re ended.

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You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion.

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We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.

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It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.

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The Blind Boy

O SAY what is that thing call’d Light,
Which I must ne’er enjoy;
What are the blessings of the sight,
O tell your poor blind boy!

You talk of wondrous things you see,
You say the sun shines bright;
I feel him warm, but how can he
Or make it day or night?

My day or night myself I make
Whene’er I sleep or play;
And could I ever keep awake
With me ’twere always day.

With heavy sighs I often hear
You mourn my hapless woe;
But sure with patience I can bear
A loss I ne’er can know.

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