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John Dryden Quotes

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'All heiresses are beautiful.'

'Beware the fury of a patient man.'

'Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.'

'But love's a malady without a cure.'

'Dancing is the poetry of the foot.'

'God never made His work for man to mend.'

'He who would search for pearls must dive below.'

'It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.'

'Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.'

'Love is love's reward.'

'Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds'

'There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.'

'We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.'

'What passions cannot music raise or quell?'

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Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire
Died in London
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Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need. - Ben Jonson
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William Wallace is hanged, drawn and quartered - 1305, LDV becomes Home Guard - 1940, Freckleton Tragedy - 1944
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