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I am resolved to grow fat, and look young till forty, and then slip out of the world, with the first wrinkle, and the reputation of five-and-twenty.

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Source Notes: The Maiden Queen (act 3) (1667).

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John Dryden (August 9, 1631 May 12, 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, and playwright.

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