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William Wycherley
(1640-1716) born on
English dramatist, poet. His works include "Love In A Wood; Or, St James's Park" 1672 and "The Country Wife," 1675.
Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be,
Yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.

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.
Go to your business, I say, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
I have been toiling and moiling for the prettiest piece of china, my dear.
I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Advice to a Young Friend on the Choice of His Library.
R: Harcourt, in The Country Wife, act 1.
A: The Country Wife, II
N: The Country Wife, IV. iii

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