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John Fletcher

Date de naissance: 1579
Date de décès: 1625

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John Fletcher , est un dramaturge anglais, fils de l'évêque de Londres Richard Fletcher.

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Citations John Fletcher

„Fountain heads and pathless groves,
Places which pale passion loves.“

— John Fletcher
The Nice Valour (c. 1615–25; publsihed 1647), Act iii, scene 3.

„That soul that can
Be honest is the only perfect man.“

— John Fletcher
Epilogue. Compare: "An honest man's the noblest work of God", Alexander Pope, Essay on Man, epistle iv. line 248.

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„Though I say't that should not say't.“

— John Fletcher
Wit at Several Weapons (with Thomas Middleton and William Rowley; c. 1610–20; published 1647), Act II, scene 2.

„From the crown of our head to the sole of our foot.“

— John Fletcher
Act II, scene 2. Compare Thomas Middleton, A Mad World, My Masters, Act I, scene 3. Pliny, Natural History, Book VII, Chapter XVII. William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, scene 2.

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„Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.“

— John Fletcher
Epilogue. Compare: "Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long", Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, part i. sect. 2, memb. 1, subsect. 2.

„Hence, all you vain delights,
As short as are the nights
Wherein you spend your folly!
There's naught in this life sweet
But only melancholy;
O sweetest melancholy!“

— John Fletcher
The Nice Valor (1647), Melancholy. Compare: "Naught so sweet as melancholy", Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy.

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„Tis a word that's quickly spoken,
Which being restrained, a heart is broken.“

— John Fletcher
The Spanish Curate (licensed 24 October 1622; 1647), Act II, scene 5, Song.

„Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan,
Sorrow calls no time that's gone;
Violets plucked, the sweetest rain
Makes not fresh nor grow again.“

— John Fletcher
The Queen of Corinth (1647), Act III, sc. ii. Compare: "Weep no more, Lady! weep no more, Thy sorrow is in vain; For violets plucked, the sweetest showers Will ne'er make grow again", Thomas Percy, Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, "The Friar of Orders Gray".

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