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FRANCIS BEAUMONT AND JOHN FLETCHER
English dramatists
(1586 - 1616 / 1579 - 1625)
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But they that are above
  Have ends in everything.
      - The Maid's Tragedy (act V, sc. 4)
        [Providence]

Fountain-heads and pathless groves,
  Places which pale passion loves!
      - The Nice Valour--Song (act III, sc. 3)
        [Passion]

It would talk;
  Lord, how it talked!
      - The Scornful Lady (act IV, sc. 1) [Talk]

He that's liberal
  To all alike, may do a good by chance,
    But never out of judgment.
      - The Spanish Curate (act I, sc. 1)
        [Liberality]

'Tis a word that's quickly spoken,
  Which being unrestrained, a heart is broken.
      - The Spanish Curate (act II, sc. 5, Song)
        [Words]

Fortune, now see, now proudly
  Pluck off thy veil, and view thy triumph; look,
    Look what thou hast brought this land to!--
      - The Tragedy of Bonduca (act V, sc. 5)
        [Fortune]

O great corrector of enormous times,
  Shaker of o'er-rank states, thou grand decider
    Of dusty and old titles, that healest with blood
      The earth when it is sick, and curest the world
        O' the pleurisy of people.
      - The Two Noble Kinsmen (act V, sc. 1) [War]

He comes not in my books.
      - The Widow [Proverbs]

Go far--too far you cannot, still the farther
  The more experience finds you: And go sparing;--
    One meal a week will serve you, and one suit,
      Through all your travels; for you'll find it certain,
        The poorer and the baser you appear,
          The more you look through still.
      - The Woman's Prize (act IV, sc. 5, l. 199)
        [Traveling]

Lie lightly on my ashes, gentle earthe.
      - Tragedy of Bonduca (act IV, sc. 3)
        [Epitaphs]

We must all die!
  All leave ourselves, it matters not where, when,
    Nor how, so we die well; and can that man that does so
      Need lamentation for him?
      - Valentinian (act IV, sc. 4) [Death]

Come, sing now, sing; for I know you sing well;
  I see you have a singing face.
      - Wild Goose Chase (act II, 2) [Singing]

To say the truth, though I say 't that should not say 't.
      - Wit at Several Weapons (act II) [Truth]

Though I say't that should not say't.
      - Wit at Several Weapons (act II, sc. 2)
        [Speech]

Ask how to live? Write, write, write, anything;
  The world's a fine believing world, write news.
      - Wit without Money (act II) [Journalism]

Speak boldly, and speak truly, shame the devil.
      - Wit Without Money (act IV, sc. 4) [Speech]

Vow me no vows.
      - Wit without Money (act IV, sc. 4) [Vows]

Whistle, and she'll come to you.
      - Wit without Money (act IV, sc. 4)
        [Proverbs]

Let the world slide.
      - Wit Without Money (act V, sc. 2)
        [Proverbs : World]

Charity and treating begin at home.
      - Wit without Money (sc. 2) [Charity]

Let them learn first to show pity at home.
      - Wit without Money (sc. 2) [Charity]


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