John Gay quotes

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O ruddier than the cherry,
O sweeter than the berry,
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Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. ...
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed,
That I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
Sure men were born to lie, and women to believe them!
I must have women--there is nothing unbends the mind like them.
Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest. But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, ...
O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed,
By keeping men off, you keep them on.
How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they ...
If love the virgin's heart invade,
How, like a moth, the simple maid
Still plays about the flame!
Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either.
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