„Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love,
But—why did you kick me down stairs?“

—  John Philip Kemble, The Panel, Act i, Scene 1, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Altered from Isaac Bickerstaff's "'T is Well 't is no Worse"; also found in Debrett's "Asylum for Fugitive Pieces", vol. i., p. 15.
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