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  • 1.
    I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.
    George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. repr. In Complete Works, ed. Charles Stonehill (1930). The landlord Boniface, in The Beaux' Stratagem, act 1, sc. 1 (1707).

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  • 2.
    I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.
    George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. repr. In Complete Works, ed. Charles Stonehill (1930). Scrub, in The Beaux' Stratagem, act 3, sc. 1 (1707).

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  • 3.
    We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.
    George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. repr. In Complete Works, ed. Charles Stonehill (1930). Sir Harry Wildair, in The Constant Couple, act 5, sc. 3 (1699).

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  • 4.
    Money is the sinews of love, as of war.
    George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. repr. In Complete Works, ed. Charles Stonehill (1930). Roebuck, in Love and a Bottle, act 2, sc. 1 (1698).

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  • 5.
    When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into—matrimony.
    George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. Roebuck, in Love and a Bottle, act 5, sc. 1.
  • 6.
    We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
    George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. Archer, a "gentleman of broken fortunes," in The Beaux' Stratagem, act 1, sc. 1.

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  • 7.
    'Tis a strange thing, Sam, that among us people can't agree the whole week, because they go different ways upon Sundays.
    George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. letter, Oct. 15, 1700. Love and Business (1701).

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  • 8.
    Observe this, that tho' a woman swear, forswear, lie, dissemble, back-bite, be proud, vain, malicious, anything, if she secures the main chance, she's still virtuous; that's a maxim.
    George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. Lady Lurewell, in The Constant Couple, act 1, sc. 2.

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  • 9.
    Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
    George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. repr. In Complete Works, ed. Charles Stonehill (1930). Pamphlet, in Love and a Bottle, act 3, sc. 2 (1698).

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  • 10.
    There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
    George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. Archer, a "gentleman of broken fortunes," in The Beaux' Stratagem, act 1, sc. 1.

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