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Quotations From WILLIAM CONGREVE

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  • 1.
    I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.
    William Congreve (1670-1729), British dramatist. Araminta, in The Old Bachelor, act 2, sc. 2 (1693). The conversation turns on the subject of love.
  • 2.
    In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
    William Congreve (1670-1729), British dramatist. Bellmour, in The Old Bachelor, act 1, sc. 1. Said of Belinda.

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  • 3.
    They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
    William Congreve (1670-1729), British dramatist. Fainall, in The Way of the World, act 1, sc. 1 (1700).

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  • 4.
    I nauseate walking; 'tis a country diversion; I loathe the country.
    William Congreve (1670-1729), British dramatist. Mrs. Millamant, in The Way of the World, act 4, sc. 4 (1700).
  • 5.
    'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
    William Congreve (1670-1729), British dramatist. Tattle, in Love for Love, act 5, sc. 1 (1695).

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  • 6.
    A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as t'other of beauty.
    William Congreve (1670-1729), British dramatist. Witwoud, in The Way of the World, act 1, sc. 1 (1700).

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