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Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
253. The necessity of mental cultivation.
22-iii. l. 254.
36-i. 3. 255. Mental deformity and virtue. In nature there 's no blemish, but the mind; None can be call’d deform’d, but the unkind; Virtue is beauty; but the beauteous-evil Are empty trunks, o'erflourished by the devil.
4iii. 4. 256. Mental passions, their effects.
The passions of the mind, That have their first conception by mis-dread, Have after-nourishment and life by care; And what was first but fear what might be dones, Grows elder now, and cares it be not donet. 33—i. 2. 257.
Increasing * But fear of what may happen.
Raze out the written troubles of the brain,
15—v. 3. 259.
Wisdom and learning. Study is like the heaven's glorious sun, That will not be deep search'd with saucy looks; Small have continual plodders ever won, Save base authority from others' books. 8 . 1.
260. Wisdom, superior to fortune. Wisdom and fortune combating together, If that the former dare but what it can, No chance may shake it.
30—üi. 11 261.
Assured wisdom. They say, miracles are past; and we have our philosophical persons, to make moderna and familiar things, supernatural and causeless. Hence is it, that we make trifles of terrors; ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear s.
11-i. 3. 262. Reverence due to wisdom. Those that I reverence, those I fear; the wise: At fools I laugh, not fear them.
Of your philosophy you make no use,
To be generous, guiltless, and of free disposition, is to take those things for bird-boltsy, that you deem cannon-bullets. There is no slander in an allowed fool, though he do nothing but rail; nor no railing in a known discreet man, though he do nothing but reprove.
4-i. 5. • Ordinary. * Fear means here, the object of fear. y Short arrows.
265. Wise men superior to woes.
266. Every place a home to the wise.
17-i. 3. 267.
11-i. 1. 268.
Daringness. O, what men dare do! what men may do! what men daily do! not knowing what they do! 6-iv. 1. 269.
34-i. 4. 271.
Steel thy fearful thoughts, And change misdoubt to resolution. 22-iii. 1.
272. Courage and cowardice. Turn head, and stop pursuit: for coward dogs Most spend their mouths, when what they seem to
threaten, Runs far before them.
20—ii. 4, * Tit. i. 15.
Cowards. The valiant.
Cowards die many times before their deaths;
23-i. 4. 275. Patience and cowardice compared. That which in mean men we entitle-patience, Is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.
17–i. 2. 276. Knowledge to be communicated.
That man-how dearly ever parted,
26-iii. 3. 277.
26—iii. 3. 278.
The same. No man is the lord of anything (Though in and of him there be much consisting), Till he communicate his parts to others: Nor doth he of himself know them for aught, Till he behold them form'd in the applause,
• Excellently endowed.
Where they ’re extended; which, like an arch, re
26-iii. 3. 279.
22-v. 2. 280.
The sleeping, and the dead, Are but as pictures: ’t is the eye of childhood, That fears a painted devil.
15—ii. 2. 281.
The power of fear.
17-iii. 2. 282.
Furiousness of fear.
To be furious,
When valour preys on reason,
30iii. 11. 283.
Fear unfits for action. The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed, And extreme fear can neither fight nor fly, But coward-like with trembling terror die. Poems. 284. The effects of fear and sloth.
Ebbing men, Most often do so near the bottom run, By their own fear, or sloth.
1-ii. 1. 285. Timidity and self-confidence.
Blind Fear, that seeing Reason leads, finds safer footing than blind Reason stumbling without Fear.