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Aphra Behn
(1640-1689) born on
Jul 10
English playwright, poet. She was the first English woman to support herself by writing; most popular play was "The Rover," 1677.
         
   
F
There is no sinner like a young saint.

R
Faith, Sir, we are here to-day, and gone tomorrow.
A
Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
N
Love's a thin diet, nor will keep out cold.
K
All I ask, is the privilege for my masculine part the poet in me. . . . If I must not, because of my sex, have this freedom. . . I lay down my quill and you shall hear no more of me.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Willmore, in "The Rover," act 1, sc. 2, 1677.
R: "The Lucky Chance," IV, 1686.
A: "The Lover's Watch," "Four O'Clock," 1686.
N: "The Lucky Chance," 1686.
K: "The Lucky Chance," Preface, 1686.
   


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