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British Poet, Dramatist and Critic of Literacy, 1631-1700
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Great wits are sure to madness near allied - And thin partitions do their bounds divide”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well; the chiefest part of which is to observe those excellencies which delight a reasonable reader”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To die is landing on some distant shore.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“He [Shakespeare] was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul . . . He was naturally learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked inwards, and found her there.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat yet, fool'd by hope, men favour the deceit”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. Yet, fooled by hope, men favour the deceit; trust on, and think to-morrow will repay: to-morrow's falser than the former day.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In pious times 'ere priest craft did begin, Before polygamy was made a sin: When man, on many, multiply'd his kind Ere one to one was, cursedly, confined; When Nature prompted, and no law deny'd Promiscuous use of concubine and bride”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“By education most have been misled; so they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, and thus the child imposes on the man.”

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