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Thomas Southerne (1660 – 1746)

Irish dramatist, was born at Oxmantown, near Dublin, in 1660, and entered Trinity College, Dublin in 1676.
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Thomas Southerne
Pity's akin to love.
Southerne quotes
Of the king's creation you may be; but he who makes a count ne'er made a man. 2
Ambition is an idol on whose wings
Great minds are carry'd only to extreme;
To be sublimely great, or to be nothing.

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