John Gay Quotes

But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.
John Gay (1685-1732), British dramatist. Peachum, in The Beggar's Opera, act 1, sc. 9.
The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.
John Gay (1685-1732), British dramatist, poet. Peachum, in The Beggar's Opera, act 1, sc. 10 (1728), ed. F.W. Bateson (1934).