John Fletcher Quotes (72 quotes)
“Go far - too far you cannot, still the farther. The more experience finds you: and go sparing. One meal a week will serve you, and one suit, through all your travels; for you'll find it certain.”
The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher: The woman's prize. The island princess. The noble gentleman. The coronation. The coxcomb (1910 edition)
Love's Cure (1617), Act III, Scene III. As quoted in "Familiar Quotations: A Collection of passages, phrases and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature", John Bartlett, 1968 edition, p. 203
Works: With and introd. and explanatory notes By Henry Weber (1812 edition)
Variant: "Love's tongue is in the eyes". Source: Piscatory Eclogues (1633)
The Honest Man's Fortune (1613)
“Then, everlasting Love, restrain thy will;
'Tis god-like to have power, but not to kill.”
The Chances (c. 161325; 1647), Act II, scene 2. Song.
“Oh, woman, perfect woman! what distraction
Was meant to mankind when thou wast made a devil!
What an inviting hell invented.”
Comedy of Monsieur Thomas (c. 161016; published 1639), Act III, scene 1.
The Custom of the Country (with Philip Massinger; c. 161923; published 1647), Act II, scene 2.
The Island Princess (c. 1620), Act II, scene 2
The Knight of Malta (1647), Act I, sc. i.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Fletcher
Born: December 20, 1579
Died: 1625 (aged 45)
Bio: John Fletcher was a Jacobean playwright. After William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, he was one of the most prolific and influential of the Jacobean dramatists. In succession to Shakespeare, he became the chief dramatist for the leading company of London, the King's Men.
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