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Susannah Centlivre

"Friendship's a noble Name, 'tis Love refin'd ..."

Susannah Centlivre, The Stolen Heiress (1703)

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"What Business had you to get Children, without you had Cabbage enough to maintain 'em?"

Susannah Centlivre, The Gamester (1705)

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"'Tis better never to be named than to be ill spoken of."

Susannah Centlivre, The Basset-Table (1705)

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"All Policy's allow'd in War and Love."

Susannah Centlivre, Love at a Venture (1706)

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"... but me no buts .."

Susannah Centlivre, The Busie Body (1709)

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"... a Man that wants Money thinks none can be unhappy that has it ..."

Susannah Centlivre, The Busie Body (1709)

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"Want, the Mistress of Invention, still tempts me on."

Susannah Centlivre, The Busie Body (1709)

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"... my present Profession is Physick -- Now, when my Pockets are full, I cure a Patient in three Days; when they are empty, I keep him three Months."

Susannah Centlivre, The Man's Bewitch'd (1709)

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"Resolve to be merry though the ship were sinking."

Susannah Centlivre, The Artifice (1710)

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"... 'tis my Opinion, ev'ry Man cheats in his Way -- And he is only honest who is not discover'd."

Susannah Centlivre, The Artifice (1710)

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"... nobody can boast of Honesty till they are try'd ..."

Susannah Centlivre, The Perplex'd Lovers (1712)

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"... he is as melancholy as an unbrac'd Drum."

Susannah Centlivre, The Wonder (1714)

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Susannah Centlivre, English playwright
(1669 - 1723)