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844 I W.
It cannot be but he was murder'd here;
HY, how now, Hecate! you look angerly.
in riddles and affairs of death;
and, which is worse, all you have done,
meet me i' the morning; thither he
Y heart is awed within me, when I think
Written on thy works I read
the lesson of thy own eternity.
Lo! all grow old and die-but see, again,
the freshness of her far beginning lies
makes his own nourishment. For he came forth
W. C. BRYANT
Ja. The many friends that fawn'd when fortune smil'd,
HE high estate your lordship once did wield,
your great promotions, and your mighty wealth,
as loss of them would vex me more than death. Ma. Is lordship then so great a bliss, my friend? Ja. No title may compare with princely rule. Ma. Are friends so faithful pledges of delight? Ja. What better comforts than are faithful friends? Ma. Is wealth a mean to lengthen life's content? Ja. Where great possessions bide, what care can touch? Ma. These stales of fortune are the common plagues that still mislead the thoughts of simple men. The shepherd swain, that 'midst his country cot deludes his broken slumbers by his toil,
thinks lordship sweet, when care with lordship dwells.
THE LOVE OF HOME
MATHIAS TO KING LADISLAUS
IF it be true,
dread sir, as 'tis affirmed, that every soil, where he is well, is to a valiant man
his natural country, reason may assure me
I should fix here, where blessings beyond hope,
I am made rich already to the amazement
from whom my knowledge that way may be better'd,
or grace in court could take me, by your grant,
HE air is pleasant, and the soil most fit
yet much I marvel that I cannot find
But what may I, fair virgin, call your name,
we breathe as now, and what this world is call'd
A Roman soul is bent on higher views:
Syph. Patience, kind heavens! excuse an old man's warmth!
this Roman polish, and this smooth behaviour, that render man thus tractable and tame? Are they not only to disguise our passions, to set our looks at variance with our thoughts, to check the starts and sallies of the soul, and break off all its commerce with the tongue; in short, to change us into other creatures than what our nature and the gods designed us? 850 Jub. To strike thee dumb, turn up thy eyes to Cato! there may'st thou see to what a godlike height the Roman virtues lift up mortal man;
while good, and just, and anxious for his friends, he's still severely bent against himself; renouncing sleep, and rest, and food, and ease, he strives with thirst and hunger, toil and heat; and when his fortune sets before him all
the pomps and pleasures that his soul can wish, his rigid virtue will accept of none.
Syph. Believe me, prince, there's not an African,
in quest of prey, and lives upon his bow,
Ch. I. Gis.
MADAM, forbear, suppress this headstrong rage.
Maidens, forbear your comfortable words. Ch. 2. O worthy Queen, rashness doth overthrow the author of his resolution.
Where hope of help is lost, what booteth fear? Ch. 3. Fear will avoid the sting of infamy.
May good or bad reports delight the dead?
An easy grief by counsel may be cured.
Ch. 1. But headstrong mischief princes should avoid.
Ch. 3. Think on the king. Gis. The king, the tyrant king?
My mind is settled; you, with these vain words,
Ulys. DEGREE being vizarded,
the unworthiest shows as fairly in the mask. The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre, observe degree, priority and place,
insisture, course, proportion, season, form,
office and custom, in all line of order;
and posts, like the commandment of a king,
sans check, to good and bad; but when the planets
in evil mixture to disorder wander,
what plagues and what portents! what mutiny!
commotion in the winds! frights, changes, horrors,