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Which from the people does to rulers

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“ LEARNING is not knowledge, but a continued sailing by fantastic and uncertain winds towards it."— Preface to Gondibert, p. 9.

“ Souls are alike of rich and ancient race,
Though bodies claim distinction by de-

Ibid. p. 120.

“ When your coffers
Swell to the brim, then Riot sets up sails,
And like a desperate unskilled mariner
Drives your unsteady fortunes on the point
Of wrack inevitable.”

Old Fortunatus, vol. 3, p. 143.

" And make (since strength's but nature

hourly tried)
The body weak by softness of the mind."

Ibid. p. 139.

" And like young-conscienced casuists,

thinks that sin
Which will by talk and practice lawful




“ Ou, bid thy soul Lift up her intellectual


to Heaven, And in this ample book of wonders, read Of what celestial mould, what sacred essence Herself is formed : the search whereof will

drive Sounds musical among the jarring spirits

, And in sweet tune set that which none inherits."

Ibid. p. 160.

“ RIVERS whose breadth inhabitants may

Parts them as much as continents and isles.

On equal, smooth, and undistinguish'd

The lust of power does liberty impair,
And limits by a border and a bound
What was before as passable as air.”




“ In the scapes of virtue Excuses damn her: they be fires in cities Enraged with those winds that less lights extinguish." CHAPMAN. Bussy d'Ambois.

Ibid. p. 321.

“ Toil which does keep “ The winds sing through a hollow tree, Obstructions from the mind, and quench And (since it lets them pass through) let it the blood,

Ease but belongs to us like sleep, and sleep But a tree solid, since it gives no way
Like opium, is our medicine, not our food.” To their wild rage, they rend up by the

Ibid. p. 276.

Ibid. p. 327.

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“ For of the suing crowd, half are relieved
With the innate delight of being heard."

Ibid. p. 330.

“ FREE as the sun, and nothing more corrupted.”

Ibid. Monsieur d'Olive, p. 346.

“ YIELD not, in storms of state, to that

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Exceeding fair, and her behaviour to it

TARIFTLESS minutes, Is like a singular musician

Wherein false joys have spun a weary life.” To a sweet instrument.”—Ibid. p. 346.

FORD, vol. 1, p. 88.

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“ His face was like the ten of diamonds,

“ To be man Pointed each way with pushes, (pimples],

Is to be but the exercise of cares and his nose

In several shapes; as miseries do grow Was like the ace of clubs.”—Ibid. p. 378. They alter as men's forms."



122. “Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place; but where we are is hell,

COMMONWEALTHS And where hell is there must we ever be Totter, and reel from that nobility, And to be short, when all the world dis- And ancient virtue, which renowns the solves,

great And every creature shall be purified, Who steer the helm of government, while All places shall be hell that are not heaven." mushrooms

Marlow. Dr. Faustus. Mephis- Grow up, and make new laws to license tophilus loquitur.


Ibid. p. 127.

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p. 4.

“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 montAnd all things that are in it, that I fear

ments 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 light 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. “ Light is sown for the righteous, and

“ He has made his study all his pleasure, gladness for the upright in heart.”—Psalm And is retired into his contemplation,

Not meddling with the dirt and chaff of 97, v. 11. Bible translation.

nature, DIVINATIONS, and soothsayings, and

That makes the spirit of the mind mud too."

Ibid. 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,

Ibid. 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. 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." Keeping her honour safe ?-Not with the

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. Wit 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,


p. 121.

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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 Sır 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.

Ibid. p. 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.


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

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


Abuse young lays of love.”—Ibid. p. 96. “Nor do I think you wretched or disgraced

A MONASTERY, After this suffering,—but rather know

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

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

dwells, They that live long and never feel mischance,

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

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



It could as soon be buried to the world “ The world's a labyrinth, where unguided As it should die to me.”—Ibid. p. 138. Walk up and down to find their weariness ; “And can it be that this most perfect creaNo sooner have we measured with much toil

ture, One crooked path with hope to gain our This image of his maker, well-squared man, freedom,

Should leave the handfast' that he had of But it betrays us to a new affliction,"

grace?"-Ibid. Woman Hater, p. 239. Ibid. Night Walker, p. 154.

“ He that intends well, yet deprives himself “ THE monuments of virtue and desert Of means to put his good thoughts into deed, Appear more goodly when the gloss of art Deceives his purpose of the due reward Is eaten off by time.”

That goodness merits.”
Epilogue to the Noble Gentleman. Ibid. Honest Man's Fortune, p. 377.

“ Dost know what 'tis to die?
“LIKE the elements

-Thou dost not, That know not what nor why, yet do effect Rare issues by their operance."

And therefore not what 'tis to live; to die

Is to begin to live. It is to end
Kinsmen, p. 22.

An old, stale, weary work, and to commence

A newer and a better. 'Tis to leave “ Had mine ear

Deceitful knaves for the society Stolen some new air, or at adventure,

Of gods and goodness.” humm'd on

Ibid. Triumph of Honour, p. 491. From musical coinage, why it was a note

Flatterers. Whereon her spirits would sojourn,-rather dwell on :

“THESE very slaves shall when these great And sing it in her slumbers."

beasts die Ibid. p. 24.

Publish their bowels to the vulgar eye."

Ibid. Triumph of Love, p. 518. “ The polled bachelor

Ti.e. the hold. On the technical sense of Whose freaks of youth, like wanton boys

“handfast,” and “handfastning." See Topp's through bonfires,

Johnson, in v.

J. W. W.

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