I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff- box from an emperor.
Her great merit is finding out mine; there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down.
It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?
Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it.
A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover but will sooner or later find a tyrant.
Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion.