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Aphra Behn

10 July 1640 – 16 April 1689

English playwrigh, poet and sometime spy, usually credited with being the first Engliswoman to be a professional writer.


Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

The Rover, 1681


Faith, sir, we are here today, and gone tomorrow.


There's no sinner like a young saint.

The Rover, 1681


One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on.

The Rover, 1681


Variety is the soul of pleasure.

The Rover, 1681


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