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GEORGE VILLIERS, 2ND DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
English profligate, wit, poet, dramatist and statesman
(1628 - 1687)

All true love is grounded on esteem.
      - [Love]

For all true love is grounded on esteem.
      - [Love]

How few, like Daniel, have God and gold together!
      - [Gold]

Kisses are like grains of gold or silver found upon the ground, of no value themselves, but precious as showing that a mine is near.
      - [Kisses]

Make my breast transparent as pure crystal, that the world, jealous of me, may see the foulest thought my heart does hold.
      - [Openness]

Men's fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them.
      - [Fame]

Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
      - [Writing]

True wit is everlasting, like the sun; describing all men, but described by none.
      - [Wit]

Good wits will jump.
      - The Chances (act IV, sc. 1) [Wit]

What the devil does the plot signify, except to bring in fine things?
      - The Rehearsal [Authorship]


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