Daniel Defoe

(1660 - 1731 / London / England)

Quotations

  • ''Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes
    Lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes;
    Antiquity and birth are needless here;
    'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.''
    Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), British author, poet, journalist. repr. In Works, ed. Keltie (1869). "The True-Born Englishman," pt. 1, l. 360-363 (1701).
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  • ''The royal refugee our breed restores
    With foreign courtiers and with foreign whores,
    And carefully repeopled us again,
    Throughout his lazy, long, lascivious reign.''
    Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), British author, poet, journalist. repr. In Works, ed. Keltie (1869). "The True-Born Englishman," pt. 1, l. 233-236 (1701). Referring to Charles II.
  • ''And of all plagues with which mankind are curst,
    Ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.''
    Daniel Defoe (1659-1731), British writer. The True-Born Englishman, pt. 2 (1701).
  • ''Alas the Church of England! What with Popery on one hand, and schismatics on the other, how has she been crucified between two thieves!''
    Daniel Defoe (1659-1731), British writer. The Shortest Way with the Dissenters (1702). Publication of this satire resulted in Defoe's imprisonment.
  • ''We loved the doctrine for the teacher's sake.''
    Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), British author, poet, journalist. repr. In Works, ed. Keltie (1869). "The Character of the Late Dr. S. Annesly," (1697).

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