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“Five minutes — Zounds! I have been five minutes too late all my lifetime!”
“... the common events of this little dirty world are not worth talking about, unless you embellish them!”
“Vanity, like murder, will out.”
“If a man does a foolish thing once, he'll hear of it all his life.”
“He has a very pretty kind of conversation; 'tis like a parenthesis. ... Yes, it might be all left out, and never missed.”
Hannah Cowley, English playwright
(1743 - 1809)
Full name: Hannah Parkhouse Cowley.