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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.
Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.

Defer not till tomorrow to be wise,
Tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy,
And black despair succeeds brown study.
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.
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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