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A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
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Bluster, sputter, question, cavil; but be sure your argument be intricate enough to confound the court.
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Come, for my part I will have only those glorious, manly pleasures of being very drunk, and very slovenly.
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Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
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Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
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He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool; what is wit in a wife good for, but to make a man a cuckold?
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Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.
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I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.
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I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
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Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
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Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em.
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Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.
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Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.
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Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
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Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be, yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.
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Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it.
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Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
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Women serve but to keep a man from better company.
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Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.
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