Under the category of origin of phrases, all within just a few pages of each other:
“No time like the present.” Mary de la Riviere Manley (1663-1724).
“He laughs best who laughs last.” Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726).
“Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.” William Congreve (1670-1729).
“Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” William Congreve (1670-1729).
“Facts are stubborn things.” Alain Rene Lesage (1668-1747)
Are you as surprised as I am that these are as old as they are?
And one just because I like it:
“May you live all the days of your life.” Jonathan Swift (1667-1745).Email This Post To A Friend
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