He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) English novelist and dramatist.
She's beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is a woman, therefore to be won.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
When a woman wants a man and lusts after him, the lover need not bother to conjure up opportunities, for she will find more in an hour than we men could think of in a century.
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.
I should like to know who has been carried off, except poor dear me -- I have been more ravished myself than anybody since the Trojan war.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.