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Lette me stande to the maine chance.1

Euphues, 1579 (Arber's reprint), page 104.
I mean not to run with the Hare and holde with the

Page 107.
It is a world to see.

Page 116.
There can no great smoke arise, but there must be
some fire. 4

Euphues and his Euphæbus, page 153.
A clere conscience is a sure carde.5

Euphues, page 207.
As lyke as one pease is to another.

Page 215.
Goe to bed with the Lambe, and rise with the Larke.

Euphues and his England, page 229.
A comely olde man as busie as a bee.

Page 252.
Maydens, be they never so foolyshe, yet beeing fayre
they are commonly fortunate.

Page 279.
Where the streame runneth smoothest, the water is

Page 287.
Your eyes are so sharpe that you cannot onely looke
through a Milstone, but cleane through the minde.

Page 289.
I am glad that my Adonis hath a sweete tooth in his

Page 308,
A Rose is sweeter in the budde than full blowne.8

Page 314.

1 The main chance. SHAKESPEARE: 1 Henry VI. act i. sc. 1. BUTLER:
Hudibras, part ii. canto ü. DRYDEN : Persius, satire vi.

2 See Heywood, page 12.
8 'Tis a world to see. - SHAKESPEARE: Taming of the Shrew, act ii. sc. 1.
4 See Heywood, page 17.
5 This is a sure card. Thersytes, circa 1550.

6 To rise with the lark and go to bed with the lamb. - BRETON : Court
and Country, 1618 (reprint, page 182).

Rise with the lark, and with the lark to bed. Hurtis : The Village

7 See Raleigh, page 25.

8 The rose is fairest when 't is budding new. — Scott: Lady of the Lake,
canto iii. st. 1.



Sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge.

Defence of Poesy. He cometh unto you with a tale which holdeth chil. dren from play, and old men from the chimney-corner.

Ibid. I never heard the old song of Percy and Douglas that I found not my heart moved more than with a trumpet.

Ibid. High-erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.

Arcadia Book i. They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.

Ibid. Many-headed multitude.

Book ii. My dear, my better half.

Book iii. Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.

Astrophel and Stella, i. Have I caught my heav'nly jewel. Ibid. Second Song.


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A drunkard clasp his teeth and not undo 'em,
To suffer wet damnation to run through 'em.

The Revenger's Tragedy. Act iii. Sc. 1.

1 Great thoughts come from the heart. -- VAUVENARGUES: Maxim cxxvii.

2 He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts. -- FLETCHER: Love's Cure, act iii. sc. 3. 3 Many-headed multitude. - SHAKESPEARE : Coriolanus, act ii. sc. 3.

This many-headed monster, Multitude. DANIEL : History of the Civil War, book ii. st. 13.

4 Look, then, into thine heart and write. — LONGFELLOW: Voices of the Night. Prelude.

5 Quoted by Shakespeare in Merry Wives of Windsor. 6 Distilled damnation. - Robert Hall (in Gregory's “Life of Hall”).

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O wearisome condition of humanity!

Mustapha. Act v. Sc. 4. And out of mind as soon as out of sight."

Sonnet lri.

GEORGE CHAPMAN. 1557–1634.

None ever loved but at first sight they loved.?

The Blind Beggar of Alexandria. An ill weed grows apace. 3

An Humorous Day's Mirth.
Black is a pearl in a woman's eye.*

Exceeding fair she was not; and yet fair
In that she never studied to be fairer
Than Nature made her; beauty cost her nothing,
Her virtues were so rare.

AU Fools. Act i. Sc. 1.
I tell thee Love is Nature's second sun,
Causing a spring of virtues where he shines.

Cornelia. What flowers are these?
Gazetta. The pansy this.
Cor. Oh, that's for lovers' thoughts.

Act ii. Sc. 1.
Fortune, the great commandress of the world,
Hath divers ways to advance her followers :
To some she gives honour without deserving,
To other some, deserving without honour.6 Act v. Sc. 1.

1 See Thomas à Kempis, page 7.

2 Who ever loved that loved not at first sight ? - MARLOWE : Hero and Leander.

I saw and loved. GIBBON : Memoirs, vol. i. p. 106. 3 See Heywood, page 13. 4 Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes. SHAKESPEARE: Two Gentlemen of Verona, act v. sc. 2.

5 There is pansies, that's for thoughts. — SHAKESPEARE : Hamlet, act iv. sc. 5.

6 Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em. — SHAKESPEARE : Twelfth Night, act ii. sc. 5.

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools."

All Fools. Act v. Sc. 1. Virtue is not malicious; wrong done her Is righted even when men grant they err.

Monsieur D'Olive. Act i. Sc. 1. For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.2

Act v. Sc. 1. Let no man value at a little price A virtuous woman's counsel; her wing'd spirit Is feather’d oftentimes with heavenly words.

The Gentleman Usher. Act iv. Sc. 1. To put a girdle round about the world.3

Bussy D' Ambuis. Act i. Sc. 1. His deeds inimitable, like the sea That shuts still as it opes, and leaves no tracts Nor prints of precedent for poor men's facts.


So our lives
In acts exemplary, not only win
Ourselves good names, but doth to others give
Matter for virtuous deeds, by which we live.4

Who to himself is law no law doth need,
Offends no law, and is a king indeed.

Act ii. Sc. 1.

Each natural agent works but to this end,
To render that it works on like itself.

Act iii. Sc. 1.

1 Quoted by Camden as a saying of one Dr. Metcalf. It is now in many peoples' mouths, and likely to pass into a proverb. — Ray: Proverbs (Bohn ed ), p. 145.

2 One fire burns out another's burning,
One pain is lessened by another's anguish.

SHAKESPEARE : Romeo and Juliet, act i. sc. 2. 3 I'll put a girdle round about the earth. — SHAKESPEARE: Midsummer Night's Dream, act i. sc. 1.

4 Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime.

LONGFELLOW : A Psalm of Life.

”T is immortality to die aspiring,
As if a man were taken quick to heaven.

Conspiracy of Charles, Duke of Byron. Act i. Sc. 1.
Give me a spirit that on this life’s rough sea
Loves t' have his sails fill'd with a lusty wind,
Even till his sail-yards tremble, his masts crack,
And his rapt ship run on her side so low
That she drinks water, and her keel plows air.

Tragedy of Charles, Duke of Byron. Act iii. Sc. 1. He is at no end of his actions blest Whose ends will make him greatest, and not best.

Act v. Sc. 1. Words writ in waters. 1

Rerenge for Honour. Act v. Sc. 2. They ’re only truly great who are truly good.? Ibid.

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses. 'T is good to be merry and wise.

Eastward llo.5 Act i. Sc. 1. Make ducks and drakes with shillings.

Ibid. Only a few industrious Scots perhaps, who indeed are dispersed over the face of the whole earth. But as for them, there are no greater friends to Englishmen and England, when they are out on’t, in the world, than they

And for my own part, I would a hundred thousand of them were there (Virginia]; for we are all one countrymen now, ye know, and we should find ten times more comfort of them there than we do here. Act iii. Sc. 2.


1 Here lies one whose name was writ in water. Keats's own Epitaph. 2 To be noble we'll be good. – Winifreda (Percy's Reliques).

'T is only noble to be good. — TENNYSON: Lady Clara Vere de Vere, stanza 7.

8 The same in Franklin's Poor Richard.
4 See Heywood, page 9.
6 By Chapman, Jonson, and Marston.

6 This is the famous passage that gave offence to James I., and caused the imprisonment of the authors. The leaves containing it were cancelled and reprinted, and it only occurs in a few of the original copies. — RICHARD HERNE SHEPHERD.

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