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FRANCIS BEAUMONT AND JOHN FLETCHER
English dramatists
(1586 - 1616 / 1579 - 1625)
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Kiss till the cows come home.
      - Scornful Lady (act II, sc. 2) [Kisses]

Beggars must be no choosers.
      - Scornful Lady (act V, sc. 3) [Beggary]

My dancing days are done.
      - Scornful Lady (act V, sc. 3) [Dancing]

Pity, some say, is the parent of future love.
      - Spanish Curate (act V, sc. 1) [Pity]

Of every noble action the intent
  Is to give worth reward, vice punishment.
      - The Captain (act V, sc. 5) [Action]

Then, everlasting Love, restrain thy will;
  'Tis god-like to have power, but not to kill.
      - The Chances (act II, sc. 2, song) [Power]

No better than you should be.
      - The Coxcomb (act IV, sc. 3)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

Great weeds do grow apace.
      - The Coxcomb (act IV, sc. 4) [Weeds]

Death hath so many doors to let out life.
      - The Custom of the Country (act II, sc. 2)
        [Death]

That place that does contain
  My books, the best companions, is to me
    A glorious court, where hourly I converse
      With the old sages and philosophers;
        And sometimes, for variety, I confer
          With kings and emperors, and weigh their counsels;
            Calling their victories, if unjustly got,
              Unto a strict account, and, in my fancy,
                Deface their ill-placed statues.
      - The Elder Brother (act I, sc. 2, l. 177)
        [Books : Libraries]

There's nothing that allays an angry mind
  So soon as a sweet beauty.
      - The Elder Brother (act III, sc. 5)
        [Beauty]

To have been happy, madame, adds to calamity.
      - The Fair Maid of the Inn
         (act I, sc. 1, l. 250) [Happiness]

It is always good
  When a man has two irons in the fire.
      - The Faithful Friends (act I, sc. 2)
        [Prudence]

No friend's a friend till [he shall] prove a friend.
      - The Faithful Friends
         (act III, sc. 3, l. 50) [Friends]

Nothing can cover his high fame but Heaven;
  No pyramids set off his memories,
    But the eternal substance of his greatness,--
      To which I leave him.
      - The False One (act II, sc. 1, l. 169)
        [Fame : Greatness]

From the crown of our head to the sole of our feet.
      - The Honest Man's Fortune (act II, sc. 2)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

Hunger is sharper than the sword.
      - The Honest Man's Fortune
         (act II, sc. 2, l. 1) [Hunger]

Who doubting tyranny, and fainting under
  Fortune's false lottery, desperately run
    To death, for dread of death; that soul's most stout,
      That, bearing all mischance, dares last it out.
      - The Honest Man's Fortune (act IV, sc. 1)
        [Suicide]

Our lives are but our marches to the grave.
      - The Humorous Lieutenant
         (act III, sc. 5, l. 76) [Life]

Let's meet and either do or die.
      - The Island Princess (act II, sc. 2)
        [Action]

Evil beginning houres may end in good.
      - The Knight of Malta (act II, sc. 5) [Evil]

One foot in the grave.
      - The Little French Lawyer (act I, sc. 1)
        [Graves]

Something given that way.
      - The Lovers' Progress (act I, sc. 1)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

Look babies in your eyes, my pretty sweet one.
      - The Loyal Subject [Eyes]

A soul as white as Heaven.
      - The Maid's Tragedy (act IV, sc. 1) [Soul]


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