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The Way of the World

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William Congreve

QUOTATION: A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as t’other of beauty.
ATTRIBUTION: William Congreve (1670–1729), British dramatist. Witwoud, in The Way of the World, act 1, sc. 1 (1700).

QUOTATION: I nauseate walking; ‘tis a country diversion; I loathe the country.
ATTRIBUTION: William Congreve (1670–1729), British dramatist. Mrs. Millamant, in The Way of the World, act 4, sc. 4 (1700).

QUOTATION: If there’s delight in love, ‘tis when I see
That heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.
ATTRIBUTION: William Congreve (1670–1729), British dramatist. Song sung by Mrs. Hodgson, in The Way of the World, act 3, sc. 12 (1700).

QUOTATION: A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as t’other of beauty.
ATTRIBUTION: William Congreve (1670–1729), British dramatist. Witwoud, in The Way of the World, act 1, sc. 1 (1700).

QUOTATION: They come together like the Coroner’s Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
ATTRIBUTION: William Congreve (1670–1729), British dramatist. Fainall, in The Way of the World, act 1, sc. 1 (1700).

 

 



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