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conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is Equity. ’T is all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a “foot” a Chancellor's foot; what an uncertain measure would this be ! One Chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. "T is the same thing in the Chancellor's conscience.
Table Talk. Equity. Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes ; they were easiest for his feet. ? Friends.
Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise; and yet everybody is content to hear.
Humility. T is not the drinking that is to be blamed, but the
Commonly we say a judgment falls upon a man for something in him we cannot abide.
Judgments. Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but because 't is an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him.
Law. No man is the wiser for his learning.
Learning. Wit and wisdom are born with a man.
Ibid. Few men make themselves masters of the things they
Ibid. Take a straw and throw it up into the air, - you may see by that which way the wind is.
Libels. Philosophy is nothing but discretion. Philosophy. Marriage is a desperate thing.
Marriage. Thou little thinkest what a little foolery governs the world.
write or speak.
1 See Bacon, page 171.
2 Bebold, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed. - OXEN. STIERN (1583-1654).
They that govern the most make the least noise.
Table Talk, Power, Syllables govern the world.
Ibid. Never king dropped out of the clouds.
Ibid, Never tell your resolution beforehand.
Wisdom. Wise men say nothing in dangerous times. Ibid.
WILLIAM DRUMMOND. 1585-1649.
God never had a church but there, men say,
The Devil a chapel hath raised by some wyles." I doubted of this saw, till on a day I westward spied great Edinburgh's Saint Gyles.
FRANCIS BEAUMONT. 1586–1616.
What things have we seen
Letter to Ben Jonson
Here are sands, ignoble things,
On the Tombs of Westminster Abbey
It is always good When a man has two irons in the fire.
The Faithful Friends. Act i. Sc. 2
1 See Burton, page 192.
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER.
(Francis Beaumont and John FLETCHER.)
All your better deeds
Philaster. Act v. Sc. 3
The Maid's Tragedy. Act i. Sc. 2.
Activ. Sc. 1.
Act v. Sc. I.
A King and No King. Act iv. Sc. 3
Act v. Sc. 4.
Cupid's Revenge. Act i. Sc. 1 Calamity is man's true touchstone.
Four Plays in One: The Triumph of Honour. Sc 1.
It would talk,
Act v. Sc. 1.
Sc. 3. No better than you should be. 8 The Coscomb. Act iv. Sc. 3. 1 See Shakespeare, page 100.
2 See Shakespeare, page 145. 8 See Shakespeare, page 87. * Nemo repente fuit turpissimus (No man ever became extremely wicked all at once). — JUVENAL: ü. 83.
Ainsi que la vertu, le crime a ses degrés (As virtue has its degrees, so has vice). - RACINE : Phédre, act iv. sc. 2. . Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes viros (Fire is the test of gold ; adversity, of strong men). – SENECA: De Providentia, v. 9.
8 Then he will talk - good gods! how he will talk! – LEE : Alexander the Great, act i. sc. 3.
7 See Heywood, page 14.
8 She is no better than she sbould be. — FIELDING: The Temple Bear act id. sc. 3.
From the crown of the head to the sole of the foot.'
The Honest Man's Fortune. Act ii. Sc. 2. One foot in the grave.? The Little French Lawyer. Act i. Sc. 1.
Go to grass.
Act it. Sc. 7
There is no jesting with edge tools.
Ibid. Though I say it that should not say it.
Wit at Several Weapons. Act ü. Sc. 2. I name no parties.*
Sc. 3. Whistle, and she'll come to you."
Wit Without Money. Act it. Sc. 4. Let the world slide.
Act v. Sc. 2.
Sc. 4 He comes not in
The Widow. Act i. Sc. 1. Death hath so many doors to let out life.S
The Customs of the Country. Act ii. Sc. 2. Of all the paths [that] lead to a woman's love Pity's the straightest.
The Knight of Malta. Act i. Sc. 1. Nothing can cover his high fame but heaven; No pyramids set off his memories, But the eternal substance of his greatness, To which I leave him.
The False One. Act i. Sc, 1.
occurs in the Book of
1 See Shakespeare, page 51.
2 An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave. On the Training of Children.
8 It is no jesting with edge tools. — The True Tragedy of Richard III. 11594.)
4 The use of "party" in the sense of “person Common Prayer, More's " Utopia,” Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Fuller, and other old English writers.
6 Whistle, and I'll come to ye. — Burns: Whistle, etc. 6 See Shakespeare, page 72.
7 See Shakespeare, page 50. 8 See Webster, page 180. 9 Pity's akin to love. SOUTHERNE : Oroonoka, act ii. sc. 1. Pitv swells the tide of love.
Young : Night Thoughts
, night iü line 107.
Thou wilt scarce be a man before thy mother."
Love's Cure. Act ii. Sc. 2.
Act ii. Sc. 2.
Primrose, first-born child of Ver,
The Two Noble Kinsmen. Act i. Sc. 1.
O great corrector of enormous times,
Act . Sc. 2.
GEORGE WITHER. 1588–1667.
Shall I, wasting in despair,
Die because a woman's fair ?
'Cause another's rosy are ?
If she be not so to me,
The Shepherd's Resolution.
Poem on Christmas.
But strive still to be a man before your mother. – CowPER : Connois.
Motto of No, iii. ? Quod ali cibus est aliis fuat acre venenum (What is food to one may be fierce poison to others). – LUCRETIUS : io. 637.
3 See Raleigh, page 26.
4 See Jonson, page 177.