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For truth itself has not the privilege to be spoken at all times and in all sorts. Bouk iii. Chap. xiii. Of Experience.

The diversity of physical arguments and opinions embraces all sorts of methods.

Ibid. Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we. Ibid.

I have ever loved to repose myself, whether sitting or lying, with my heels as high or higher than my head.

Ibid. I, who have so much and so universally adored this åplotov métpov, “excellent mediocrity,” 1 of ancient times, and who have concluded the most moderate measure the most perfect, shall I pretend to an unreasonable and prodigious old age ?


DU BARTAS. 1544–1590.

(From his Divine Weekes and Workes,translated by

J. Sylvester.)

The world's a stage? where God's omnipotence,
His justice, knowledge, love, and providence
Do act the parts.

First Week, First Day.
And reads, though running, all these needful motions.

Mercy and justice, marching cheek by joule. Ibid.
Not unlike the bear which bringeth forth
In the end of thirty dayes a shapeless birth;
But after licking, it in shape she drawes,
And by degrees she fashions out the pawes,
The head, and neck, and finally doth bring
To a perfect beast that first deformed thing. * Ibida

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What is well done is done soon enough.

First Week, First Day. And swans seem whiter if swart crowes be by. Ibid. Night's black mantle covers all alike.

Ibid. Hot and cold, and moist and dry."

Second Diy. Much like the French (or like ourselves, their apes), Who with strange habit do disguise their shapes; Who loving novels, full of affectation, Receive the manners of each other nation.3


With tooth and nail.




From the foure corners of the worlde doe haste."
Oft seen in forehead of the frowning skies.

Ibid. From north to south, from east to west.®

Bright-flaming, heat-full fire,
The source of motion.?

Not that the earth doth yield
In hill or dale, in forest or in field,
A rarer plant.

Third Day. or will be what


would. Or savage beasts upon a thousand hils.'



'T is what you will,



i Come, ciril night. meo and Juliet, act iii. sc. 2.

? See Milton, page 229.

with thy black mantle. — SHAKESPEARE : Ro

8 Report of fashions in proud Italy,

Whose manners still our apish nation
Limps after in base imitation.

SHAKESPEARE : Richard II, act ii. sc. 1.

4 See Shakespeare, page 80. 6 See Milton, page 248.

6 From north to south, from east to west. Tale, act i. sc. 2.


Heat considered as a Mode of Motion (title of a treatise, 1863). -- JOHN


8 See Marlowe, page 40.
• The cattle upon a thousand hills. – Psalm i. 10.

To man the earth seems altogether
No more a inother, but a step-dame rather."

First Week, Third Day.
For where's the state beneath the firmament
That doth excel the bees for government ??

Fifth Day, Parti A good turn at need, At first or last, shall be assur'd of meed.

Sixth Day. There is no theam more plentifull to scan Than is the glorious goodly frame of man.8


These lovely lamps, these windows of the soul."


Or almost like a spider, who, confin'd
In her web's centre, shakt with every winde,
Moves in an instant if the buzzing flie
Stir but a string of her lawn canapie.


Even as a surgeon, minding off to cut
Some cureless limb, — before in ure he put
His violent engins on the vicious member,
Bringeth his patient in a senseless slumber,
And grief-less then (guided by use and art),
To save the whole, sawes off th' infested part. Ibid.
Two souls in one, two hearts into one heart.6 Ibid.

Which serves for cynosure ?
To all that sail upon the sea obscure.

Seventh Day.

1 See Pliny, page 717.

2 So work the honey-bees, Creatures that by a rule in Nature teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom.

SHAKESPEARE : Henry V. act i. st. 3 8 See Pope, page 314.

4 Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes. — SHAKESPEARB: Richard III. act v. sc. 3.

6 See Davies, page 176.
6 See Pope, page 340.
7 See Milton, page 248.

Yielding more wholesome food than all the messes
That now taste-curious wanton plenty dresses."

Second Week, First Day, Part i.
Turning our seed-wheat-kennel tares,
To burn-grain thistle, and to vaporie darnel,
Cockle, wild oats, rough burs, corn-cumbring

Part iii. In every hedge and ditch both day and night We fear our death, of every leafe affright.'

Ibid Dog, ounce, bear, and bull, Wolfe, lion, horse.*

Ibid. Apoplexie and lethargie, As forlorn hope, assault the enemy.

Ibid. Living from hand to mouth.

Part iv. In the jaws of death.5

Ibid. Did thrust as now in others' corn his sickle.

Second Day, Part ii. Will change the pebbles of our puddly thought

Third Day, Part i. Soft carpet-knights, all scenting musk and amber. Ibid. The will for deed I doe accept.

Part ii.

To orient pearls.?


i See Milton, page 218.

2 Crown'd with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds,

With burdocks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers,
Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow
In our sustaining

SHAKESPEARE : Lear, act iv. sc. 4. 8 See Shakespeare, page 48. 4 Lion, bear, or wolf,

or bull. SHAKESPEARE: A Midsummer Night's Dream, act ii. sc. 1.

6 See Shakespeare, page 77. 6 See Publius Syrus, page 711. 7 See Milton, page 234. Orient pearls. — SHAKESPEARE: A Midsummer Night's Dream, act in

SC. 1.

8 See Burton, page 187. . See Swift, page 292.

Only that he may conform To tyrant custom."

Second Week, Third Day, Part ii. Sweet grave aspect.?

Fourth Day, Bouk in Who breaks his faith, no faith is held with him. Burhii. Who well lives, long lives; for this age of ours Should not be numbered by years, daies, and hours.8

Ibid. My lovely living boy, My hope, my hap, my love, my life, my joy.' Tbil. Out of the book of Natur's learned brest.5

Tbil. Flesh of thy flesh, nor yet bone of thy bone. Ibid. Through thick and thin, both over hill and plain.o

Book ir. Weakened and wasted to skin and bone.?

Jbid. I take the world to be but as a stage, Where net-maskt men do play their personage.

Dialogue between lleraclitus and Democritus. Made no more bones.

The Maiden Blush.


Don Quixote. (Motteur's Translation.) I was so free with him as not to mince the matter.

Don Quixote. The Author's Preface. They can expect nothing but their labour for their pains.


1 See Shakespeare, page 151.
2 See Shakespeare, page 99. Also Milton, page 227.
8 See Sheridan, page 443.

4 My fair son!
My life, my joy, my food, my all the world.
SHAKESPEARE: King John, act iïi

. se 4. 6 The book of Nature is that which the physician must read ; and to da 80 he must walk over the leaves. — PARACELSUS, 1490–1541. (From the Encyclopædia Britannica, ninth edition, vol. xviii. p. 234.) 6 See Spenser, page 28.

7 See Byrom, page 351. 8 See Shakespeare, page 69.

9 See Shakespeare, page 101.

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