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So slippery that The fear 's as bad as falling. Cymbeline. Act ii. Sc. 3.
No, 't is slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world.
Some jay of Italy,
An angel ! or, if not,
Act iv. Sc. 2.
My clouted brogues from off my feet.
Golden lads and girls all must,
0, never say hereafter But I am truest speaker. You call’d me brother When I was but your sister.
Act v. Sc. 5.
Like an arrow shot
Pericles. Act i. Sc. 1.
doth level at.
3 Fish. Master, I marvel how the fishes live in the
1 Fish. Why, as men do a-land: the great ones eat up the little ones.
Act ii. Sc: 1.
Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear.
Venus and Adonis. Line 145.
For he being dead, with him is beauty slain,
Lucrece. Line 1006.
remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear times waste.
Full many a glorious morning have I seen.
1 “Worth" in White.
Like stones of worth, they thinly placed are,
Sonnet læri. And simple truth miscall’d simplicity, And captive good attending captain ill.
Ibid. The ornament of beauty is suspect, A crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air.
That time of year thou may'st in me behold,
Sonnet læri. Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing.
Sonnet Lxxxvii. Do not drop in for an after-loss. Ah, do not, when my heart hath 'scap'd this sorrow, Come in the rearward of a conquer'd woe; Give not a windy night a rainy morrow, To linger out a purpos'd overthrow.
Sonnet za Sonnet cv.
When proud-pied April, dress'd in all his trim,
My nature is subdu'd
Ibid. their own.
up That full star that ushers in the even.
Sonnet cracii. So on the tip of his subduing tongue All kinds of arguments and questions deep, All replication prompt, and reason strong, For his advantage still did wake and sleep. To make the weeper laugh, the laugher weep, He had the dialect and different skill, Catching all passion in his craft of will.
A Lover's Complaint. Line 120. O father, what a hell of witchcraft lies In the small orb of one particular tear. Ibid. Line 288. Bad in the best, though excellent in neither.
The Passionate Pilgrim. iii. Crabbed age and youth Cannot live together.
not heard it said full oft, A woman's nay doth stand for naught ?
Ibid. civ. Cursed be he that moves my bones.
FRANCIS BACON. 1561-1626.
(Works: Spedding and Ellis).
I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavour themselves by way of amends to be a help and ornament thereunto.
Maxims of the Law. Preface.
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
Dedication to the Essays, Edition 1625.
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Of Rerenge. It was a high speech of Seneca (after the manner of the Stoics), that “The good things which belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.”
It is yet a higher speech of his than the other, “ It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god."
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes ; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.