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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 1. Chap. ir. 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 S4
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.
ROBERT HERRICK. 1591-1674.
Full and fair ones,
Cherry ripe, ripe, ripe, I cry,
come and buy!
you ask me where
And nothing I did say ;
The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie of Pearls
Then spoke I to my girl
The quarelets of pearl.
Delight in Disorder.
I See Bacon, page 170.
You say to me-wards your
affection's strong; Pray love me little, so you love me long.
Love me Litlle, Love me Long Gather
rosebuds while ye may,
To the Virgins to make much of Time
Or like those maiden showers
To Music, to becalm kis Ferer
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.
Gather the rose of love whilest yet is time. SPENSER: The Faerie Queene, book ii. canto xii. stanza 75. 8 See Shakespeare, page 143.
4 Her feet beneath her petticoat
Suckling : Ballad upon a Wedding.
I saw a flie within a beade
The Amber Beach Thus times do shift, — each thing his turn does hold; New things succeed, as former things grow old.
Ceremonies for Candlemas Ere. Out-did the meat, out-did the frolick wine.
Ode for Ben Jonson. Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt; Nothing 's so hard but search will find it out.”
Seek and Find. But ne'er the rose without the thorn.*
FRANCIS QUARLES. 1592–1644.
Death aims with fouler spite
Divine Poems (ed. 1669)
Sweet Phosphor, bring the day!
Sweet Phosphor, bring the day!
Emblems. Book i, Emblem 14.
Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise.
Book ii. Emblem 2.
i See Bacon, page 168. 2 Nil tam difficilest quin quærendo investigari possiet (Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking). — Terence : Heauton timoroumenos, id. 2, 8. 8 Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose.
MILTON : Paradise Loci, book iv. line 256. * Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow. – Young: Night Thoughts
, right r. line 1011.
This house is to be let for life or years;
Emblems. Book ii. Emblem 10, Ep. 10. The slender debt to Nature's quickly paid, Discharged, perchance, with greater ease than made.
Book üi. Emblem 13. The next way home's the farthest way about.”
Book iv. Emblem 2, Ep. 2. It is the lot of man but once to die.
Book v. Emblem 7.
GEORGE HERBERT. 1593-1632.
To write a verse or two is all the praise
That I can raise.
Like summer friends,
Makes drudgery divine;
sweeps a room as for Thy laws
The Church Porch.
EURIPIDES : Alcestis
1 To die is a debt we must all of us discharge. line 418.
2. The longest way round is the shortest way home. — Bohn: Foreign Proverbs (Itulinn).