Thomas Shadwell

From Wikiquote
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Thomas Shadwell (c. 1642November 19, 1692) was an English playwright and miscellaneous writer who was appointed poet laureate in 1689.

Quotes[edit]

  • 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.
    • Love Quickly is Pall'd

The True Widow (1679)[edit]

  • And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.
    • Act II, sc. i.
  • The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world.
    • Act III, sc. i.
  • I am, out of the ladies' company, like a fish out of the water.
    • Act III, sc. i.
  • Every man loves what he is good at.
    • Act V, sc. i.

External links[edit]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has an article about: