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Women bear Crosses better than Men do, but bear Surprizes - worse.
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A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.

— Hester Lynch Piozzi

What signifies, says some one, giving halfpence to beggars? they only lay it out in gin or tobacco. "And why should they be denied such sweeteners of their existence (says Johnson)? it is surely very savage to refuse them every possible avenue to pleasure, reckoned too coarse for our own acceptance. Life is a pill which none of us can bear to swallow without gilding; yet for the poor we delight in stripping it still barer, and are not ashamed to shew even visible displeasure, if ever the bitter taste is taken from their mouths."

— Hester Lynch Piozzi

Nothing is so fatiguing as the life of a wit ...

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[Samuel] Johnson's conversation was by much too strong for a person accustomed to obsequiousness and flattery; it was mustard in a young child's mouth!

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