1. 10

    There is nothing so useful to man in general, nor so beneficial to particular societies and individuals, as trade. This is that alma mater, at whose plentiful breast all mankind are nourished.

    15
  2. 9

    He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.

    16
  3. 8

    Perhaps the summary of good-breeding may be reduced to this rule. "Behave unto all men as you would they should behave unto you." This will most certainly oblige us to treat all mankind with the utmost civility and respect, there being nothing that we desire more than to be treated so by them.

    17
  4. 7

    The hounds all join in glorious cry, / The huntsman winds his horn: / And a-hunting we will go.

    20
  5. 6

    When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.

    22
  6. 5

    There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.

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  7. 4

    When mighty roast beef was the Englishman's food It ennobled our hearts and enriched our blood-- Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good. Oh! the roast beef of England. And Old England's roast beef.

    49
  8. 3

    Domestic happiness is the end of almost all our pursuits, and the common reward of all our pains. When men find themselves forever barred from this delightful fruition, they are lost to all industry, and grow careless of all their worldly affairs. Thus they become bad subjects, bad relations, bad friends, and bad men.

    50
  9. 2

    Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

    71
  10. 1

    Handsome is that handsome does.

    78
  11. Last Update: 6 December 2022

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