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Hannah Cowley
(1743-1809) born on
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English playwright. She is best known for "Who's the Dupe?," 1779 and "The Belle's Strategem," 1780s.
         
   
F
The charms of women were never more powerful never inspired such achievements, as in those immortal periods, when they could neither read nor write.

R
O lord! your wise men are the greatest fools upon earth; they reason about their enjoyments, and analyse their pleasures, whilst the essence escapes.
A
It requires genius to make a good pun -- some men of bright parts can't reach it.
N
The charms that heIped to catch the husband are generally laid by, one after another, till the lady grows a downright wife, and then runs crying to her mother, because she has transformed her lover into a downright, husband.
K
Every body about me seem'd happy but every body seem'd in a hurry to be happy somewhere else.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Gradus in "Who's the Dupe?," Act 1, Sc. 23, 1779.
R: Flutter in "The Belle's Strategem," Act IV, Sc. I.
A: Mrs. Racket in "The Belle's Strategem," Act IV, Sc. 5.
N: Villers in "The Belle's Strategem," Act V, Sc. I.
K: Lady Frances Touchwood in "The Belle's Strategem," Sc. 4.
   


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