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From the crown of the head to the sole of the foot.1
The Honest Man's Fortune. Act ii. Sc. 2. One foot in the grave.? The Little French Lawyer. dct i. Sc. 1. Go to grass.
Act iv. Sc. 7. There is no jesting with edge tools.
Ibid. Though I say it that should not say it.
Wit at Several Weapons. Act ii. Sc. 2. I name no parties.*
Sc. 3. Whistle, and she'll come to you."
Wit Without Money. Act iv. Sc. 4. Let the world slide.
Act v. Sc. 2. The fit's upon
now ! Come quickly, gentle lady; The fit's upon me now.
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 ii. Sc. 1.
i See Shakespeare, page 51.
2 An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave. — PLUTARCH : On the Training of Children.
3 It is no jesting with edge tools. The True Tragedy of Richard III. (1594.)
4 The use of "party" in the sense of ". person occurs in the Book of 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 iii. line 107.
Thou wilt scarce be a man before thy mother."
Love's Cure, Act ii. Sc. 2. What's one man's poison, signor, Is another's meat or drink.”
Act iii. Sc. 2.
Primrose, first-born child of Ver,
The Two Noble Kinsmen. Act i. Sc. 1.
O great corrector of enormous times,
Act v. Sc. 1.
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.
1 But strive still to be a man before your mother. - CowPER : Connois
Motto of No. iii. 2 Quod ali cibus est aliis fuat acre venenum (What is food to one may be fierce poison to others). — LUCRETIUS : iv. 637.
3 See Raleigh, page 26. 4 See Jonson, page 177.
Though I am young, I scorn to flit
The Shepherd's Hunting.
Contented Man's Morrice.
THOMAS HOBBES. 1588-1679.
For words are wise men's counters, – they do but reckon by them; but they are the money of fools.
The Leviathan. Part i. Chap. iv. No arts, no letters, no society, and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death, and the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
THOMAS CAREW. 1589-1639.
He that loves a rosy cheek,
Or a coral lip admires,
Fuel to maintain his fires,
Conquest by Flight.
Epitaph on the Lady S—.
1 An untimely grave.
TATE AND BRADY: Psalm vii.
WILLIAM BROWNE. 1590–1645.
Whose life is a bubble, and in length a span.
Britannia's Pastorals. Book i. Song 2. Did therewith bury in oblivion.
Book ii. Song 2. Well-languaged Daniel.
Cherry ripe, ripe, ripe, I cry,
ask me where
There's the land, or cherry-isle. Cherry Ripe.
And nothing I did say;
The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie of Pearls.
Then spoke I to my girl
Delight in Disorder.
1 See Bacon, page 170.
You say to me-wards your affection 's strong;
Love me Litlle, Love me Long.
Old Time is still a-flying,
To the Virgins to make much of Time.
Or like those maiden showers
To Music, to becalm his Fever,
You haste away so soon:
A little out, and then,
To Mistress Susanna Southwell.
And the elves also,
Whose little eyes glow
The Night Piece to Julia. i See Marlowe, page 41. 2 Let us crown ourselves with rose-buds, before they be withered. Wisdom of Solomon, ii. 8.
Gather the rose of love whilest yet is time. — SPENSER : The Faerie Queene, book ii. canto xii. stanza 75. 3 See Shakespeare, page 143.
4 Her feet beneath her petticoat
SUCKLING : Ballad upon a Wedding.