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William Congreve

Date de naissance: 24. janvier 1670
Date de décès: 19. janvier 1729

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William Congreve est un dramaturge et poète britannique dont les œuvres appartiennent à la littérature de la Restauration anglaise.

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Citations William Congreve

„Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.“

— William Congreve
Act II, scene i. Precedent for Alfred Tennyson's more famous: "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"

„Let us be very strange and well-bred“

— William Congreve
Context: Let us be very strange and well-bred: Let us be as strange as if we had been married a great while; And as well-bred as if we were not married at all. Act IV, scene v

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„Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.“

— William Congreve
Context: Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure; Married in haste, we may repent at leisure. Act V, scene viii. Compare: "Who wooed in haste, and means to wed at leisure", William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act iii, scene 2

„Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.“

— William Congreve
Context: Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent The base Injustice thou hast done my Love: Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress, And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn'd; Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd. Act III, scene viii; often paraphrased: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned". A similar line occurs in Love's Last Shift, by Colley Cibber, act iv.: "We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman".

„Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.“

— William Congreve
Context: Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak. I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd, And, as with living Souls, have been inform'd, By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound. What then am I? Am I more senseless grown Than Trees, or Flint? O force of constant Woe! 'Tis not in Harmony to calm my Griefs. Anselmo sleeps, and is at Peace; last Night The silent Tomb receiv'd the good Old King; He and his Sorrows now are safely lodg'd Within its cold, but hospitable Bosom. Why am not I at Peace? Act I, scene i; the first lines of this passage are often rendered in modern spelling as "Music has charms to soothe a savage breast", or misquoted as: "Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast".

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„If there's delight in love, 'tis when I see
That heart which others bleed for, bleed for me.“

— William Congreve
[http://books.google.com/books?id=2LQNAAAAQAAJ&q=%22If+there's+delight+in+love+tis+when+I%22+%22That+heart+which+others+bleed+for+bleed+for+me%22&pg=PA34#v=onepage Act III, scene xii]

„Defer not till tomorrow to be wise,
Tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.“

— William Congreve
"Letter to Cobham", line 61. Compare: "Be wise to-day, 't is madness to defer", Edward Young, Night Thoughts, Night i. line 390

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