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“ Can man by no means creep out of him

self, And leave the slough of viperous grief behind ?"

An offence

which Heaven and you Know to be tougher than the hand of Time Can cut from man's remembrance."

Ibid. p. 60.


p. 115.


“ Thou'st brought me to that dull calamity, | Oh, how they cast to sink it! and defeated,
To that strange misbelief of all the world (Soul-sick with poison) strike the monu-
And all things that are in it, that I fear
I shall fall like a tree, and find my grave, Where noble names lie sleeping, till they
Only remembering that I grieve."


Ibid. p. 60. And the cold marble melt.”—Ibid. p. 135. VIRTUE.--" The memorial thereof is im- “ I Hold a spleen, no sin of malice, mortal, because it is known with God and And may, with man enough, be best forwith man. When it is present, men take gotten."-Ibid. Scornful Lady, p. 347. example at it; and when it is gone, they de

“ And when sire it; it weareth a crown, and triumpheth for ever, having gotten the victory, striving Crowned with still flourishing leaves of

I liglit upon (such worthies) for undefiled rewards."— Wisdom, iv. 1-2.

truth and goodness, “ NIMIRUM primorum parentum pecca

With such a feeling I peruse their fortunes

As if I then had lived." tum et luimus, et imitamur."—Bacon, vol.

F. Elder Brother, p. 110. 10, p. 4.

" He has made his study all his pleasure, “ Light is sown for the righteous, and

And is retired into tris contemplation, gladness for the upright in heart.”Psalm 97, v. 11. Bible translation.

Not meddling with the dirt and chaff of

nature, Divinations, and soothsayings, and

That makes the spirit of the mind mud too."


p. 115. dreams, are vain ; and the heart fancieth as a woman's heart in travail.”—Ecclesias

“He has been at court, and learned new ticus, 34. 5.


And, now to speak a tedious piece of nothing, MADE his soul melt within him, and To vary his face as seamen do their compass, his blood

To worship images of gold and silver, Run into Whey !"

And fall before the she-calves of the season." BEAUMONT & FLETCHER,

Philaster, p. 103.

UNBAKED poetry,
Whilst I

Such as the dablers of our time contrive,
May live neglected, and do noble things, That has no weight nor wheel to move the
As fools in strife throw gold into the sea, mind,
Drowned in the doing.”—Ibid. p.
105. Nor indeed nothing but an empty sound.”

Ibid. p. 121. Agar Ellis, Hallam, et id genus.

“Such a one-shews his thoughts double, “ WHERE may a maiden live securely free,

Making 'em only food for his repentance."

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. Wit Keeping her honour safe ?-Not with the living :

without Money, p. 282. They feed upon opinions, errors, dreams,

“Nothing to lose but that my soul inherits, And make them truths: they draw a nou

Which they can neither law nor claw away." rishment

Ibid. p. 292. Out of defamings, grow upon disgraces, And when they see a virtue fortified “That daily thrust their lives through Strongly above the battery of their tongue, hazards;

p. 24.

And fearless, for their country's peace,

“ How were I cleared of grief march hourly

Had I the power to unbelieve belief." Through all the doors of death, and know

Ibid. p. 219. the darkest." Ibid. Loyal Subject, p. 319.

“ DOUBT Comes in far easier than it can get out." “ What danger

Ibid. Where honour is, though seated in a billow, Rising as high as heaven, would not these

“ True spirits, soldiers,

That whilst the wars were, served like walls Like to so many sea-gods, charge up to it." and ribs


To girdle in the kingdom."

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. Captain, “The same men through all the straits of virtue.”—Ibid. p. 392.

“ I'd have him buried “ To talk of things we know not, and to

Cross legg'd, like one of the Templars, know

And on his breast a buckler with a pike in't, Nothing but things not worth the talking of.”

and at his feet Sir R. Fane, Jun. Home Table Book, A musquet, with this word upon a label, vol. 2, p. 810.

Which from the cock's mouth thus should

be delivered, ** TIME takes no measure in eternity."

• I have discharged the duty of a soldier.'" Sir Rob. HOWARD. Ibid. p. 811.



39. We have in many of these dramatists

“I know that glory what is truly said of Fletcher in the Pro.

Is like Alcides' shirt, if it stay on us logue to the Chances,

Till pride hath mixt it with our blood ; nor _“Sweet expressions, quick conceit, Familiar language, fashioned to the weight Part with't at pleasure: when we would Of such as speak it.”


It brings along with it both flesh and sinews, “ Put on

And leaves us living monsters.” The surest armour anvil'd in the shop

Ibid. Prophetess, p. 166. Of passive fortitude.” BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. Lover's

“ WHERE benefits Progress, p. 421.

Are ill-conferred, as on unworthy men

That turn them to bad uses, the bestower “ A Man from whose example For wanting judgement how and on whom As from a compass, we may steer our for- to place them, tunes,

Is partly guilty." Our actions, and our age; and safe arrive at

Ibid. Queen of Corinth, p. 192. A memory that shall become our ashes." Ibid. The Pilgrim, p. 445.

Humility. “For he that holds no faith, shall find no “The fullest and best ears of corn hang trust;

lowest towards the ground.” — Bp. RerBut sowing wrong, is sure to reap the same.” NOLDS, vol. 5, p. 47.

DANIEL, vol. 1, p. 77.

can we

“Smiles that give but shadows, Ilave skipt thy flame, at seventy thou canst And wrinkle not the face."

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. Love's And make him, to the scorn of his hoarse
Pilgrimage, p. 55.

Abuse young lays of love.”—Ibid.


96. “ Nor do I think you wretched or disgraced

After this suffering,—but rather know

A most strict house ; a house where none
You are the charge and business of those

may whisper,
Who, like best tutors, do inflict hard tasks

Where no more light is known but what
Upon great natures, and of noblest hopes ; may make ye
Read trivial lessons, and half lines to slugs.

Believe there is a day: where no hope

They that live long and never feel mis-

Nor comfort, but in tears."
Spend more than half their age in igno-

Ibid. Thierry and Theodoret, p. 124. rance."-Ibid. p. 88.

6 Would

It could as soon be buried to the world “ The world's a labyrinth, where unguided As it should die to me.”—Ibid. p.



Walk up and down to find their weariness;
No sooner have we measured with much toil
One crooked path with hope to gain our

But it betrays us to a new aMiction."

Ibid. Night Walker, p. 154.

" The monuments of virtue and desert
Appear more goodly when the gloss of art
Is eaten off by time.”

Epilogue to the Noble Gentleman.

“And can it be that this most perfect crea

ture, This image of his maker, well-squared man, Should leave the handfast' that he had of

grace?”—Ibid. Woman Hater, p. 239. “Ile that intends well, yet deprives himself Ofmeans to put his good thoughts into deed, Deceives his purpose of the due reward That goodness merits."

Ibid. Honest Man's Fortune, p. 377. " Dost know what 'tis to die?

-Thou dost not,
And therefore not what 'tis to live; to die
Is to begin to live. It is to end
An old, stale, weary work, and to commence
A newer and a better. 'Tis to leave
Deceitful knaves for the society
Of gods and goodness."
Ibid. Triumph of Honour, P.


“ LIKE the elements
That know not what nor why, yet do effect
Rare issues by their operance."

Kinsmen, p. 22.

“ Had mine ear
Stolen some new air, or at adventure,

humm'd on
From musical coinage, why it was a note
Whereon her spirits would sojourn,-rather

dwell on :
And sing it in her slumbers."

Ibid. p. 24.

Flatterers. “THESE very slaves shall when these great

beasts die Publish their bowels to the vulgar eye."

Ibid. Triumph of Love, p. 518.

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“Call up thy goodness, Strength, wisdom, beauty, grandeur, riches, Thy mind and man within thee.


Crown thy mind | There is but One immutable, whose will With that's above the world's wealth, joy. Stands unreversed and unperverted, still ful suffering.

Above man's thought, yet softening toward And truly be the master of thyself,

his prayer. Which is the noblest empire; and there stand | Part of that will it is which hearkens thus The thing thou wert ordained and set to Free, yet by love's necessity the same, govern.”—Ibid. p. 562.

Most stedfast when the most inclined to us.

Truth never stoops, and Wisdom cannot “ Let your reprehension

err ; Run in an easy current, not o'er high, These, if we mark or not, their task fulfil Carried with rashness or devouring choler : And go right on."—Ibid. p. 39. But rather use the soft persuading way, Whose powers will work more gently, and “SCATTERING distrustful thoughts 'midst compose

cautious words, The imperfect thoughts you labour to re- And numbering worse men's sins to hide claim,

their own."—Ibid. p. 41. More winning than enforcing the consent."

Ben Jonson. Every Man in his “EXTORTED truth has dropt from impious
Humour, vol. I, p. 48.




ward power,

“But men of your condition feed on sloth, “ The wicked have looked farther than the
As doth the beetle on the dung she breeds in, just.”—Ibid. p. 54.
Not caring how the metal of your minds
Is eaten with the rust of idleness."

“ CLEAVE to this promise with all thy inIbid. p. 61.

Firmly enclose it in thy remembrance fast, “My brain methinks is like an hour-glass, Fold it in thy faith with full hope, day and Wherein my imaginations run like sands hour, Filling up time; but these are turn'd and And thy salvation it will be at the last.” turn'd,

BALE. God's Promises. Old Plays, So that I know not what to stay upon,

vol. 1, p. 13. And less to put in act.”—Ibid. p. 75.

“RUTHFUL remembrance is yet raw in Critics.

mind." “ Durum nimis, altera, quicquid

Ferrex and Porrer. Ibid.


128. Componis, pars esse putat; numerosque fluentes

COMMITTING new crimes in the hope of Lenius, et molli pede, ut ipsi molliculi sunt, averting punishment: Nec nisi plana, tolutim et euntia verba requirunt."—Douza, p. 363.

“E per meno temer, più reo si rende."

Maggi, vol. 1, p. 9. " Wrath holds fast On sin through generations."

“PerchE il rimorso duole, e no'l peccato Impious Feast. Rob. LANDOR, P. 37. Smorza quel duolo, e sanità non cura ;

Contro alla punta onde verria sanato, “ OURSELVES change most ; yea, all things Col callo del costume il senso indura.” change below,

Ibid. vol. 2, p. 9.

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