Thomas Otway

(1652-1685 / England)

Thomas Otway Quotes

  • ''Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves Repose and fatten.''
    Thomas Otway (1652-1685), British dramatist. repr. In Works of Thomas Otway, ed. J.C. Ghosh (1932). Pierre, in Venice Preserved, act 1, sc. 1 (1682).
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The Enchantment

I DID but look and love awhile,
   'Twas but for one half-hour;
Then to resist I had no will,
   And now I have no power.

To sigh and wish is all my ease;
   Sighs which do heat impart
Enough to melt the coldest ice,
   Yet cannot warm your heart.

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