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For I have had such faults; but rather tellime,
When I, that cenfure him, do fo offend.
Let mine own judgment pattern out my death,
And nothing come impartial.

Measure for Measure, A. 2. Sc. 1.
The Gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
Make instruments to scourge us. King Lear, A. 5. Sc. 5.


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If I could find example
Of thousands, that had ftruck anointed kings,
And flourish'd after, I'd not do't ; but fince
Nor brass, nor stone, nor parchment, bears not one ;
Let villany itself forswear't.

The Winter's Tale, A. 2. Sc. 2


--For within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king,
Keeps Death his court: and there the antic fits
Scoffing his state, and grinning at his pomp ;
Allowing him a breath, a little scene
To monarchize, be fear'd, and kill with looks;
Infusing him with self and vain conceit,
As if this flesh, which walls about our life,
Were brass impregnable : and, humour'd thus,
Comes at the last, and with a little pin
Bores through his castle-walls, and -farewell, king!
Cover your heads, and mock notiflesh and blood
With folemn.rev’rence: throw away respect,
Tradition, form, and ceremonious duty;

have but miftook me all this while : I live on bread like you,

feel want like

you, Talte grief, need friends, like you : subjected thus, How can you say to me, I am å king?

Richard II. A. 3. Sc. 2. The fingle and peculiar life is bound With all the strength and armour of the mind, To keep itself from ’noyance; but much more That fpirit upon whose weal depend and reft The lives of many. -The ceale of majesty


Dies not alone; but, like a gulf, doth draw
What's near it with it: it is a maffy wheel
Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount,
To whose huge spokes ten thousand lefler things
Are mortis'd and adjoin'd; which, when it falls,
Each small annexment, petty consequence,
Attends the boisterous ruin. Never alone
Did the king figh, but with a general groan

Hamlet, A. 2. Sc. 3.

When Lenity and Cruelty play for a kingdom,
The gentlest gamefter is the foonest winner.

Henry V. A. 3. Sc. 6.
There may

be in the

A spider steep'd ; and one may drink, depart,
And yet partake no venom; for his knowledge
Is not infected: but if one present
Th’abhorr'd ingredient to his eye, make known
How he hath drunk, he cracks his gorge, his fides,
With violent hefts

The Winter's Tale, A. 2. Sc. i.

Can snore upon the flint, when refty sloth
Finds the down pillow hard. Cymbeline, A. 3. Sc. 7.

We must not make a scare-crow of the law,
Setting it up to fear the birds of prey,
And let it keep one shape, till custom make it
Their perch, and not their terror.

Measure for Meafure, A. 2. Sc. 1.
Pity is the virtue of the law,
And none but tyrants use it cruelly.

Timon of Athens, A. 3. Sc. 5.



O my Lord! Prefs not a fall

man too far-'tis virtue : His faults lie open to the law9let then, Not you, correct them.

Henry VIII. A. 3. Sc. 2.

I have not topt mine ears to their demands,
Nor posted off their fuits with flow delays:
My pity hath been balm to heal their wounds,
My mildness hath allay'd their swelling griefs,
My mercy dry'd their water-flowing tears.
I have not been desirous of their wealth,
Nor much oppreft them with great subsidies,
Nor forward of revenge, though they much err'd.

King Henry VI. Part III. A. 4. Sc. g.


Thus sometimes hath the brightest day a cloud;
And after Summer evermore succeeds
Barren Winter, with his wrathful nipping cold.
So cares and joys abound, as seasons feet.

King Henry VI. Part II. A. 2. Sc. 4.

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Oh sovereign mistress of true melancholy !
The poisonous damp of night dispunge upon me,
That life, a very rebel to my will,
May hang no longer on me.

Antony and Cleopatra, A. 4. Sc. 7.

LOQU A CITY. Gratiano fpeaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice : his reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search.

The Merchant of Venice, A. d. Sc. 1.

Things base and vile, holding no quautity,
Love can transpose to form and dignity:
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind :
Nor hath Love's mind of any judgment taite;
Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste.
And therefore is Love said to be a child,
Because in choice he is so oft beguild.
As waggith boys themselves in game forswear,
So the boy Love is perjur'd every where,

A Midsummer Night's Dream, A. 1. Sc. I,


It boots thee not "To be in love, where scorn is bought with groans ; Coy looks, with heart-fore fighs; one fading moment's mirth, With twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights. If haply won, perhaps, an hapless gain : If loft, why then a grievous labour won ; However, but a folly bought with wit; Or elle a wit by folly vanquished.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A. 1. Sc. In

Writers say, as the most forward bud
Is eaten by the canker, ere it blow;
Even so by love the young and tender wit
Is turn'd to folly, blasting in the bud;
Losing his verdure even in the prime,
And all the fair effects of future hopes. Ibid. A. 1. Sc. 1.

That life is alter'd now;
I have done penance for contemning Love;
Whose high imperious thoughts have punifh'd me
With bitter fasts, with penitential groans,
With nightly tears, and daily heart-fore fighs:
For in revenge of my contempt of Love,
Love hath chac'd seep from my


eyes, And made them watchers of mine own heart's sorrow, O gentle Protheus, Love's a mighty lord; And hath fo humbled me, as I confess, There is no woe to his correction ; Nor to his service, no such joy on earth. Now no discourse, except it be of love ; Now can I break my fait, dine, fup, and sleep, Upon the very naked name of Love. Ibid. A. 2. Sc. 4 It is to be all made of fantasy, All made of passion, and all made of wishes; All adoration, duty, and observance ; All humbleness, all patience, and impatience ; All purity, all trial, all observance.

As You Like It, A. 5. Sc. Base men, being in love, have then a nobility in their natures, more than is native to them. Othello, A. 2. Sc. 1. There's beggary in the love that can be reckoned. Antony and Cleopatra, A. 1. Sc. 1

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I tell thee I am mad in Grefid's love: thou answerest she is fair ; Pour'Ã in the open ulcer of my heart Her eyes, her hair, her cheek, her gait; her voice Handliest in thy discourse:-0 that her hand ! In whose comparison all whites are ink, Writing their own reproach; to whose foft seizure The cygnet's down is harsh, and spirit of sense Hard as the palm of ploughman! This thou tell’t me, As true thou tell’it me, when I say, I love her ; But saying thus, instead of oil and balm, Thou layeft, in every galh that love hath given me, The knife that made it. Troilus and Creffida, A. 1. Sc. i.

Expectation whirls me round. The imaginary relish is so sweet, That it enchants my sense. What will it be, When that the watry palate tastes indeed Love's thrice-reputed nectar? Death! I fear me, wooning destruction, or some joy too fine, [oo subtle, potent, tun'd too sharp in sweetness, for the capacity of my


powers: : fear it much; and I do fear besides, That I shall lose diftinction in my joys; As doth a battle, when they charge on heaps Che enemy flying.

Ibid. A. 3. Sc. 2. et Rome in Tyber melt, and the wide arch »f the rang'd empire fall! Here is my space. Cingdoms are clay; our dungy earth alike eeds beasts as man: the nobleness of life i to do thus, when such a mutual pair, [embracing. und such a twain can do 't; in which, I bind, in pain of punishment, the world to weet, Ve stand up peerless. Antony and Cleopatra, A. 1. Sc. 1. ove is a smoke rais'd with a fume of fighs; eing purg'd, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes; eing vext, a sea nourish'd with lovers' tears ; That is it else! A madness most discreet, : choaking gall, and a preserving sweet.

Romeo and Juliet, A. 1. Sc. 2.


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