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John Fletcher

Dátum narodenia: 1579
Dátum úmrtia: 1625

John Fletcher bol anglický spisovateľ.

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„Kto je obklopený ušľachtilými myšlienkami, nikdy nie je sám.“

—  John Fletcher

Prisudzované výroky

„Charity and treating begin at home.“

—  John Fletcher, Wit Without Money

Scene 2.
Wit Without Money (c. 1614; published 1639)

„Great things thro' greatest hazards are achiev'd,
And then they shine.“

—  John Fletcher, The Loyal Subject

Act I, scene 5.
The Loyal Subject (c. 1616–19; published 1647, 1679)

„Though I say't that should not say't.“

—  John Fletcher

Wit at Several Weapons (with Thomas Middleton and William Rowley; c. 1610–20; published 1647), Act II, scene 2.

„Fountain heads and pathless groves,
Places which pale passion loves.“

—  John Fletcher

The Nice Valour (c. 1615–25; publsihed 1647), Act iii, scene 3.

„That soul that can
Be honest is the only perfect man.“

—  John Fletcher, The Honest Man's Fortune

Epilogue. Compare: "An honest man's the noblest work of God", Alexander Pope, Essay on Man, epistle iv. line 248.
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)

„There is no jesting with edge tools.“

—  John Fletcher, The Little French Lawyer

Act IV, scene vii.
The Little French Lawyer (c. 1619–23; published 1647)

„Deeds, not words.“

—  John Fletcher

The Lover's Progress (licensed 6 December 1623; revised 1634; published 1647), Act iii. Sc. 4. Compare: "Deeds, not words", Samuel Butler, Hudibras, part i, canto i, line 867.

„From the crown of our head to the sole of our foot.“

—  John Fletcher, The Honest Man's Fortune

Act II, scene 2. Compare Thomas Middleton, A Mad World, My Masters, Act I, scene 3. Pliny, Natural History, Book VII, Chapter XVII. William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, scene 2.
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)

„This is a gimcrack
That can get nothing but new fashions on you.“

—  John Fletcher, The Elder Brother

Act III, scene 3.
The Elder Brother (c. 1625; published 1637)

„Twas when young Eustace wore his heart in's breeches.“

—  John Fletcher, The Elder Brother

Act V.
The Elder Brother (c. 1625; published 1637)

„Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.“

—  John Fletcher, The Honest Man's Fortune

Epilogue. Compare: "Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long", Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, part i. sect. 2, memb. 1, subsect. 2.
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)

„Hence, all you vain delights,
As short as are the nights
Wherein you spend your folly!
There's naught in this life sweet
But only melancholy;
O sweetest melancholy!“

—  John Fletcher

The Nice Valor (1647), Melancholy. Compare: "Naught so sweet as melancholy", Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy.

„Tis a word that's quickly spoken,
Which being restrained, a heart is broken.“

—  John Fletcher, The Spanish Curate

The Spanish Curate (licensed 24 October 1622; 1647), Act II, scene 5, Song.

„Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan,
Sorrow calls no time that's gone;
Violets plucked, the sweetest rain
Makes not fresh nor grow again.“

—  John Fletcher

The Queen of Corinth (1647), Act III, sc. ii. Compare: "Weep no more, Lady! weep no more, Thy sorrow is in vain; For violets plucked, the sweetest showers Will ne'er make grow again", Thomas Percy, Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, "The Friar of Orders Gray".

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