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" — WHOSE needless carefulness Infects them past the mind's best medicine, sleep."
Which from the people does to rulers
“ 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,
Ibid. p. 120.
“ When your coffers
Old Fortunatus, vol. 3, p. 143.
" And make (since strength's but nature
Ibid. p. 139.
" And like young-conscienced casuists,
thinks that sin
“ 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
On equal, smooth, and undistinguish'd
“ 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,
Ibid. p. 276.
Ibid. p. 327.
“ For of the suing crowd, half are relieved
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
“NOBLE she is by birth, made good by na
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.
“ 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.
“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,
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.
“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.”
“ Dost know what 'tis to die?
-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
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.