William Wycherley
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"William Wycherley" was an England/English dramatist of the English Restoration/Restoration period, best known for the plays The Country Wife and The Plain Dealer (play)/The Plain Dealer.

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Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.

Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it.

I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.

Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em.

A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.

Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.

And with faint praises one another damn.