John Webster

(1578 - 1632 / London, England)

John Webster Quotes

  • ''Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.''
    John Webster (1580-1625), British dramatist. Ferdinand, in The Duchess of Malfi, act 5, sc. 2.
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  • ''When I go to hell, I mean to carry a bribe: for look you, good gifts evermore make way for the worst persons.''
    John Webster (1580-1625), British dramatist. The Duchess of Malfi, act 5, sc. 2.

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Death Song

Hark, now everything is still;
The screech-owl and the whistler shrill
Call upon our dame aloud,
And bid her quickly don her shroud;
Much you had of land and rent,
Your length in clay's now competent.
A long war disturbed your mind;
Here your perfect peace is signed.
Of what is't fools make such vain keeping?

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