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Colley Cibber (1671 – 1757)


English actor, playwright, Poet Laureate, first British actor-manager, and head Dunce of Alexander Pope's Dunciad.
Colley Cibber
Tea! Thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid, thou innocent pretence for bringing the wicked of both sexes together in a morning; thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart- opening, wink-tipping cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate thus, and ... adore thee.
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Oh, how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding ring!
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Losers must have leave to speak.




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Off with his head—; so much for Buckingham.
Cibber Colley
As good be out of the world as out of the fashion.
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Words are but empty thanks.
Colley Cibber
The will for the deed.
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Within one of her.
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We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,—scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.
Cibber Colley
Now, by St. Paul, the work goes bravely on.
Colley Cibber
A weak invention of the enemy.




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Then let not what I cannot have
My cheer of mind destroy.
Whilst thus I sing, I am a king,
Although a poor blind boy!
Colley Cibber
Persuasion tips his tongue whene'er he talks,
And he has chambers in King's Bench walks.
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So mourn'd the dame of Ephesus her love,
And thus the soldier arm'd with resolution
Told his soft tale, and was a thriving wooer.
Cibber Colley
Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
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I 've lately had two spiders
Crawling upon my startled hopes.
Now though thy friendly hand has brush'd 'em from me,
Yet still they crawl offensive to my eyes:
I would have some kind friend to tread upon 'em.
Colley Cibber
Prithee don’t screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.
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And the ripe harvest of the new-mown hay
Gives it a sweet and wholesome odour.
Colley Cibber
With clink of hammers closing rivets up.
Cibber Colley
I don't see it.


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