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Aphra Behn (1640-1689)

Restoration dramatist

Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.

APHRA BEHN, The Lover's Watch, Four o'clock

Variety is the soul of pleasure.

APHRA BEHN, The Rover

As love is the most noble and divine passion of the soul, so is it that to which we may justly attribute all the real satisfactions of life, and without it, man is unfinished, and unhappy.

APHRA BEHN, The Fair Jilt

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

APHRA BEHN, The Rover

There is no sinner like a young saint.

APHRA BEHN, The Rover

Oh, I am arm'd with more than complete steel,
The justice of my quarrel.

APHRA BEHN, The Moor's Revenge

No friend to Love like a long voyage at sea.

APHRA BEHN, The Rover

He that knew all that ever Learning writ,
Knew only this -- that he knew nothing yet.

APHRA BEHN, The Emperor of the Moon

Love, like reputation, once fled, never returns more.

APHRA BEHN, The History of the Nun

Women in London are like the rich silks; they are out of fashion a great while before they wear out.

APHRA BEHN, Oroonoko

Come away; poverty's catching.

APHRA BEHN, The Rover

Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.

APHRA BEHN, The Younger Brother

Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.

APHRA BEHN, The History of Agnes de Castro

A poet is a painter in his way, he draws to the life, but in another kind; we draw the nobler part, the soul and the mind; the pictures of the pen shall outlast those of the pencil, and even worlds themselves.

APHRA BEHN, Oroonoko

Fantastic fortune thou deceitful light,
That cheats the weary traveler by night,
Though on a precipice each step you tread,
I am resolved to follow where you lead.

APHRA BEHN, The Rover

And all my kisses on thy balmy lips as sweet,
As are the breezes breath'd amidst the groves
Of ripening spices on the height of day:
As vigorous too.

APHRA BEHN, Abdelazar

Aphra Behn - a biography.

Aphra Behn Monologues - a collection of monologues from the plays of Aphra Behn.

Aphra Behn Poems - A collection of Behn's poetry.

Aphra Behn Bibliography - a bibliography, including a list of critical resources.


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