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Thou strange piece of wild nature!

(Colley Cibber (1671-1757), British actor-manager, playwright. Lord Wronglove to Lord George, in The Lady's Last Stake, act. 1, sc. 1.)
You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion.

(Colley Cibber (1671-1757), British actor-manager, playwright. repr. In Dramatic Works (1966). Narcissa, in Love's Last Shift, act 2, sc. 1 (1696). The proverb can be dated back to 1639.)
Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.

(Colley Cibber (1671-1757), British actor-manager, playwright. Tamira, in Xerxes, act 4, sc. 3.)
Then let not what I cannot have
My cheer of mind destroy.
Whilst thus I sing, I am a king,
Although a poor blind boy!

(Colley Cibber (1671-1757), British writer. The Blind Boy (l. 17-20). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.)
Tea! Thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid, thou innocent pretence for bringing the wicked of both sexes together in a morning; thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart- opening, wink-tipping cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate thus, and ... adore thee.

(Colley Cibber (1671-1757), British actor-manager, playwright. Lord George, in The Lady's Last Stake, act 1, sc. 1. Lord George's "happiest moment" was sipping tea in the company of Lady Gentle.)
Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.

(Colley Cibber (1671-1757), British actor-manager, playwright. Narcissa, in Love's Last Shift, act 2, sc. 1.)