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DAVID GARRICK
English actor and playwright
(1717 - 1779)

A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.
      - [Feeling]

Caused by a dearth of scandal should the vapors
  Distress our fair ones--let them read the prayers.
      - prologue to Sheridan's "School for Scandal"
        [Journalism]

Fun gives you a forcible hug, and shakes laughter out of you, whether you will or no.
      - [Mirth]

Here lies Nolly Goldsmith, for shortness called Noll,
  Who wrote like an angel, and talked like poor Poll.
      - [Epitaphs]

I've that within for which there are no plasters.
      - in prologue to Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer"
        [Sickness]

Prologues precede the piece in mournful verse,
  As undertakers walk before the hearse.
      - Apprentice (prologue) [Acting]

Heaven sends us good meat, but the devil sends us cooks.
      - Epigram on Goldsmith's Retaliation
        [Cookery]

Their cause I plead--plead it in heart and mind;
  A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.
      - Epilogue on Quitting the Stage [Kindness]

Cards were at first for benefits designed,
  Sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.
      - Epilogue to Edward Moore's Gamester
        [Cards]

Hearts of oak are are ships,
  Hearts of oak are our men.
      - Hearts of Oak, another version [Navy]

Hearts of oak are our ships,
  Jolly tars are our men,
    We always are ready, boys, steady,
      We'll fight and will conquer again and again.
      - Hearts of Oak [England]

Hearts of oak are our ships,
  Gallant tars are our men.
      - Hearts of Oak [Navy]

Let others hail the rising sun:
  I bow to that whose course is run.
      - On the Death of Henry Pelham [Sun]

Shake off the shackles of this tyrant vice;
  Hear other calls than those of cards and dice:
    Be learn'd in nobler arts than arts of play;
      And other debts than those of honour pay.
      - Prolgue to Edward Moore's Gamester
        [Gambling]

Prologues like compliments are loss of time;
  'Tis penning bows and making legs in rhyme.
      - Prologue to Crisp's Tragedy of Virginia
        [Acting]

Our Quixote bard sets out a monster taming.
  Arm'd at all points to fight that hydra, gaming.
      - Prologue to Edward Moore's Gamester
        [Gambling]

Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.
      - Prologue to Edward Moore's Gamesters
        [Slavery]

You are of the society of the wits and railers; . . . the surest sign is, you are an enemy to marriage, the common butt of every railer.
      - The Country Girl (act II, 1),
        play taken from Wycherly's "Country Wife"
        [Matrimony]


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