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FRANCIS BEAUMONT AND JOHN FLETCHER
English dramatists
(1586 - 1616 / 1579 - 1625)
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Corruption is a tree, whose branches are
  Of an immeasurable length: they spread
    Ev'rywhere; and the dew that drops from thence
      Hath infected some chairs and stools of authority.
      - Honest Man's Fortune (act III, sc. 3)
        [Corruption]

As high as Heaven, as deep as Hell.
      - Honest Man's Fortune (act IV, sc. 1)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

Thy clothes are all the soul thou hast.
      - Honest Man's Fortune
         (act V, sc. 3, l. 170) [Apparel : Tailors]

Of all the paths that lead to a woman's love
  Pity's the straightest.
      - Knight of Malta (act I, sc. 1, l. 73)
        [Pity]

Nose, nose, holly red nose,
  And who gave thee that jolly red nose?
    Nutmegs and ginger, cinammon and cloves;
      And they gave me this jolly red nose.
      - Knight of the Burning Pestle
         (act I, sc. 4) [Drinking]

This is a pretty flimflam.
      - Little French Lawyer (III, 3)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

Hit the nail on the head.
      - Love's Cure (act II, sc. 1) [Proverbs]

Vice gets more in this vicious world
  Than piety.
      - Love's Cure (act II, sc. 1) [Vice]

Thou will scare be a man before thy mother.
      - Love's Cure (act II, sc. 2) [Proverbs]

Thou wilt scarce be a man before thy mother.
      - Love's Cure (act II, sc. 2) [Man]

I find the medicine worse than the malady.
      - Love's Cure (act III, sc. 2) [Medicine]

What's one man's poison, signior,
  Is another's meat or drink.
      - Love's Cure (act III, sc. 2) [Poison]

Deeds, not words.
      - Lover's Progress (act III, sc. 6) [Deeds]

Great things thro' greatest hazards are achiev'd,
  And then they shine.
      - Loyal Subject (act I, sc. 5) [Conquest]

I'll put that in my considering cap.
      - Loyal Subject (act II, sc. 1) [Thought]

I'll put a spoke among your wheels.
      - Mad Lover (III, 5) [Proverbs]

Then, my good girls, be more than women, wise:
  At least be more than I was; and be sure
    You credit anything the light gives life to
      Before a man.
      - Maid's Tragedy (act II, sc. 2) [Women]

This is a gimcrack
  That can get nothing but new fashions on you.
      - Older Brother (act III, sc. 3) [Trifles]

Nature too unkind;
  That made no medicine for a troubled mind!
      - Philaster (act III, sc. 1) [Nature]

'Tis not a life,
  'Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away.
      - Philaster (act V, sc. 2, l. 15)
        [Childhood]

All your better deeds
  Shall be in water writ, but this in marble.
      - Philaster (act V, sc. 3) [Deeds]

After supper walk a mile.
      - Philaster (II, 4) [Proverbs]

Nothing is thought rare
  Which is not new, and follow'd; yet we know
    That what was worn some twenty years ago
      Comes into grace again.
      - Prologue to the Noble Gentleman (l. 4)
        [Fashion]

Yet what are they, the learned and the great?
  Awhile of longer wonderment the theme!
    Who shall presume to prophesy their date,
      Where nought is certain save the uncertainty of fate?
      - Rejected Addresses--By Lord Cui Bono
        [Fate]

I'll have a fling.
      - Rule a Wife and Have a Wife (III, 5)
        [Proverbs]


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