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William Congreve
(1670-1729) born on
Jan 24
English dramatist. He was a neoclassical dramatist who shaped the English comedy of manners through his brilliant comic dialogue in "The Way of the World," 1770.
         
   
F
Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.

R
Defer not till tomorrow to be wise,
Tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.
A
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy,
And black despair succeeds brown study.
N
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, through the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.
K
Music hath charm to soothe a savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Tattle, in "Love for Love," act 5, sc. 1.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "An Impossible Thing."
N: "Love for Love," 1695.
K: "The Mourning Bride."
   


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