Thomas Middleton


English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet

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A flat case as plain as a pack-staff.

Beat all your feathers as flat down as pancakes.

Ha! What news here? Is the day out a' th' socket that it is noon at midnight? The court up?

Laughter holding both his sides.

Spick and span new.

Turn over a new leaf.

A little too wise, they say, do ne’er live long.

Beware ambition; heaven is not reached with pride; but with submission.

Has not heaven an ear? Is all the lightning wasted?

Let me feel how thy pulses beat.

That disease of which all old men sicken, avarice.

Two other precious drops that ready stood, Each, in their crystal sluice, he ere they fell Kiss'd.

A mad world, my masters.

Black spirits and white, red spirits and gray, Mingle, mingle, mingle, you that mingle may!

Have you summoned your wits from woolgathering?

Let no man seek Henceforth to be foretold that shall befall Him or his children.

The better day, the better deed.

Virtue itself offends, when coupled with forbidding manners.

A wise man likes that best, that is itself; not that which only seems, though it look fairer.

But what avail'd this temperance, not complete Against another object more enticing?

He did not engage in the conversation.

Let the air strike our tune, whilst we show reverence to yond peeping moon.

The less of this cold world the more of heaven.

We're not out to search out people and draw people in and embarrass anybody.

A wondrous necessary man.

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English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet