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Let those that merely talk and never think,
Underwoods. An Epistle, answering to One that asked to
be sealed of the Tribe of Ben. Still may syllabes jar with time, Still may reason war with rhyme,
Ibid. Fit of Rhyme against Rhyme. In sınall proportions we just beauties see, And in short measures life may perfect be.
Ibid. To the immortal Memory of Sir Lucius Carg
and Sir Henry Morison. III. What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew, Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew ? "
Elegy on the Lady Jane Pawlet
I know death hath ten thousand several doors
Duchess of Half. Act iv. Sc. 2 'T is just like a summer bird-cage in a garden, - the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a consumption for fear they shall never get out.4
The White Deril. Act i. Sc. 2. Condemn you me for that the duke did love me? So may you blame some fair and crystal river For that some melancholic, distracted man Hath drown'd himself in 't.
Act iii. Sc. 2.
1 They never taste who always drink;
Prior : Upon a passage in the Scaligerana.
Pope: To the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady 3 Death hath so many doors to let out life. – BEAUMONT AND FLETCUER : The Customs of the Country, act ii. sc. 2.
4 See Davies, page 176.
Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine bright,
The White Devil. Act it. Sc. 4.
Act v. Sc. 2. Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest
, old wood burns brightest, old linen wash whitest? Old soldiers, sweetheart, are surest, and old lovers are
Westward Hoe. Act ii. Sc. 2.
I saw him now going the way of all flesh.
A wise man poor
1 The mountains, too, at a distance appear airy masses and smooth, but
Love is like a landscape which doth stand
ROBERT HEGGE : On Love,
YALDEN : Against Enjoyment.
Garth : The Dispensatory, canto iii. line 27.
CAMPBELL: Pleasures of Hope, part i. line 7 ? See Bacon, page 171.
The best of men
The Honest Whore. Part i. Act i. Sc. 12 I was ne'er so thrummed since I was a gentleman.”
Act iv. Sc. 2 This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.8
Sc. 4. We are ne'er like angels till our passion dies.
Part ü. Act i. Sc. 2. Turn over a new leaf.4
Act ii, Sc. 1. To add to golden numbers golden numbers.
Patient Grissell. Act i. Sc. 1. Honest labour bears a lovely face.
BISHOP HALL. 1574-1656. Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues. Christian Moderation. Introduction.
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
Epistles. Dec. iii. Ep. 2. There is many a rich stone laid up in the bowels of the earth, many a fair pearl laid up in the bosom of the sea, that never was seen, nor never shall be.
Contemplations. Book ir. The veil of Moses. 1 Of the offspring of the gentilman Jafeth come Habraham, Moyses, Aron, and the profettys ; also the Kyng of the right lyne of Mary, of whom that gentilman Jhesus was borne. — JULIANA BERNERS : Heraldic Blazonry.
2 See Shakespeare, page 78.
3 Cæsar said he loved the treason, but hated the traitor. – PLUTARCII : Life of Romulus. 4 See Middleton, page 174.
6 And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb.
Young : Night Thoughts, night v. line 718
GRAY : Elegy, stanza 14.
JOHN FLETCHER. 1576–1625.
Man is his own star; and the soul that can
Upon an “ Honest Man's Fortune."
All things that are
The Queen of Corinth. Act iü. Sc. 2.
Monsieur Thomas. Act iii. Sc. 1. Let us do or die."
The Island Princess. Act ii. Sc. 4. Hit the nail on the head.
Lore's Cure. Act ii. Sc. 1.
Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long. — BURTON: Anatomy of Melancholy, part i. sect. 2, memb. 1, subsect. 2. Burton also quotes Anthony Rusca in this connection, v.
? An honest man 's the noblest work of God. — POPE : Essay on Man, epistle iv. line 248. Burns: The Cotter's Saturday Night.
8 Weep no more, Lady! weep no more,
Thy sorrow is in vain ;
PERCY : Reliques. The Friar of Orders Gray. 4 Let us do or die. – BURNS : Bannockburn. CAMPBELL : Gertrude of Wyoming, part iii. stanza 37.
Scott says, “ This expression is a kind of common property, being the motto, we believe, of a Scottish family.” - Review of Gertrude, Scott's Miscellanies, vol. i. p. 153.
I find the medicine worse than the malady.
Love's Cure. Act iii Bc. 3. He went away with a flea in 's ear.
But only melancholy;
The Nice Valour. Act üi. Sc. $.
The Bloody Brother. Act ä. Sc. 2.
Three merry boys, and three merry boys,
And three merry boys are we,
Act iii. Sc. 2
Which thy frozen bosom bears,
Ara of those that April wears !
1 See Bacon, page 165.
2 Naught so sweet as melancholy. – Burton: Anatomy of Melancholy, Author's Abstract. & The following well-known catch, or glee, is formed on this song :
He who goes to bed, and goes to bed sober,
Lives as he ought to do, and dies an honest fellow. 4 Three merry men be we.- PEELE : Old Wirts Tale, 1595. WEBSTEB (quoted): Westward lloe, 1607. 6 Sce Shakespeare, page 49