Thomas Shadwell (c. 1642 – November 19, 1692) was an English playwright and miscellaneous writer who was appointed poet laureate in 1689.
- Love quickly is pall'd,
Tho' with labour 'tis gain'd;
Wine never does cloy
Tho' with ease 'tis obtain'd.
We sing while you sigh,
We laugh while you weep;
Love robs you of rest,
Wine lulls us asleep.
The True Widow (1679)
- And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.
- The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world.
- I am, out of the ladies' company, like a fish out of the water.
- Every man loves what he is good at.