Samuel Richardson — English Novelist born on August 19, 1689, died on July 04, 1761

Samuel Richardson was an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded, Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady and The History of Sir Charles Grandison. Richardson was an established printer and publisher for most of his life and printed almost 500 different works, including journals and magazines... (wikipedia)

Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife.
A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive.
Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.
Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal.
Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity.