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William Congreve
William Congreve

Born in 1670, William Congreve is an English playwright and poet. His first play, The Old Bachelor, was a big success, though some of this follow up efforts were not so well received, either by critics or the public. The best was yet to come. The Way of the World is still considered one of the best English comedies ever written for the stage. Faced with efforts to disparage his work, Congr…

Date of Birth: January 24, 1670
Date of Death: January 19, 1729


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William Congreve

"Would she could make of me a saint,Or I of her a sinner." William Congreve
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"He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views" William Congreve
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"Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear." William Congreve
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William Congreve

"A branch of one of your antediluvian families, fellows that the flood could not wash away." William Congreve
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"A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring." William Congreve
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"I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections" William Congreve
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"You are a woman:- you must never speak what you think; your-words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may-contradict your words" William Congreve
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"A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one" William Congreve
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"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." William Congreve
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English Poet    Music   

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"Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds." William Congreve
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"These articles subscribed, if I continue to endure you a little longer, I may by degrees dwindle into a wife." William Congreve
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"If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable." William Congreve
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"They come together like the coroner's inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week." William Congreve
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"To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task." William Congreve
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English Poet    Fools And Foolishness   

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"One of love's April-fools." William Congreve
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"If I have not fretted myself till I am pale again, there's no veracity in me." William Congreve
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"There are come Critics so with Spleen diseased,They scarcely come inclining to be pleased:And sure he must have more than mortal Skill,Who please one against his Will." William Congreve
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"Nature, to each allots his proper Sphere, But, that forsaken, we like Comets err: Toss'd thro' the Void, by some rude Shock we're broke, And all our boasted Fire is lost in Smoke" William Congreve
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"Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd" William Congreve
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"She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises" William Congreve
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"In hours of bliss we oft have met:They could not always last;And though the present I regret,I'm grateful for the past." William Congreve
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