|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|John Gay. (16851732) (continued)|
| From wine what sudden friendship springs!|
| The Squire and his Cur.|
| Life is a jest, and all things show it;|
I thought so once, but now I know it.
| My own Epitaph.|
|Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. (16891762)|
| Let this great maxim be my virtues guide,|
In part she is to blame that has been tried:
He comes too near that comes to be denied. 1
| The Ladys Resolve.|
| And we meet, with champagne and a chicken, at last. 2|
| The Lover.|
| Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet;|
In short, my deary, kiss me, and be quiet.
| A Summary of Lord Lytteltons Advice.|
| Satire should, like a polished razor keen,|
Would with a touch that s scarcely felt or seen.
| To the Imitator of the First Satire of Horace. Book ii.|
| But the fruit that can fall without shaking|
Indeed is too mellow for me.
| The Answer.|
|Charles Macklin. (1697?1797)|
| The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles in yer face while it picks yer pocket; and the glorious uncertainty of it is of mair use to the professors than the justice of it.|
| Love à la Mode. Act ii. Sc. 1.|
| Every tub must stand upon its bottom. 3|
| The Man of the World. Act i. Sc. 2.|