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    Those who raise envy will easily incur censure.

  2. 9

    Genius is independent of situation.

  3. 8

    No tribute is laid on castles in the air.

  4. 7

    A joke's a very serious thing.

  5. 6

    Weak is that throne, and in itself unsound, Which takes not solid virtue for its ground.

  6. 5

    The surest way to health, say what they will, Is never to suppose we shall be ill; Most of the ills which we poor mortals know From doctors and imagination flow.

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    When satire flies abroad on falsehood's wing, Short is her life, and impotent her sting; But when to truth allied, the wound she gives Sinks deep, and to remotest ages lives.

  8. 3

    Nature listening stood, whilst Shakespeare play'd And wonder'd at the work herself had made.

  9. 2

    England a fortune-telling host, As num'rous as the stars, could boast; Matrons, who toss the cup, and see The grounds of Fate in grounds of tea.

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    No two on earth in all things can agree; All have some darling singularity; Women and men, as well as girls and boys, In gewgaws take delight, and sigh for toys, Your sceptres and your crowns, and such like things, Are but a better kind of toys for kings. In things indifferent reason bids us choose, Whether the whim's a monkey or a muse.

  11. Last Update: 13 April 2021

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