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LORD BROOKE. 1554–1628. O wearisome condition of humanity!

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

Sonnet lvi

GEORGE CHAPMAN. 1557–1634. None ever loved but at first sight they loved. ?

The Blind Beggar o." Alexandra. An ill weed grows apace.

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.

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

Ibid. Cornelia. What flowers are these ?

The pansy this. Cor. Oh, that's for lovers’ thoughts. Act ü. Sc. 1. Fortune, the great commandress of the world,


to advance her followers : To some she gives honour without deserving, To other some, deserving without honour.


Hath divers

Act v. Sc. 1

1 See Thomas a Kempis, page 7.


I saw and loved.

GIBBON : Memoirs, vol. i. p. 106. 8 See Heywood, page 13. Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes. — SHAKESPEARE: Two Gentlemen of Verona, act v. 8C. 2. 6 There is pansies, that's for thoughts, – SHAKESPEARE: Hamlet, act 6 Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness 5,

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

All Fuols. Act r. 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.

Bussy D'Ambois. 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.*

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

Aot ii. Sc. 1. Each natural agent works but to this end, To render that it works on like itself.

Act iii. Sc. 1.

i 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. 8 I'll put a girdle round about the earth. — SHAKESPEARE: Midsummer Night's Dream, act ii. 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. 86. a
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. l. 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.

Revenge 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. 'Tis good to be merry and wise. 4

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

Ibid Only a few industrious Scots perhaps, who indeed are

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 are. 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.

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

6 By Chapman, Jonson, and Marston.

the famous passage that gave offence to James I., and caused the imprisonment of the authors. The leaves containing

it were cancelled and occurs in a few of the original copies. — RICHARD

reprinted, and it only HERNE SHEPHERD.


Enough 's as good as a feast.» Eastward Ho. Act iii. Sc. 2. Fair words never hurt the tongue.”

Act iv. Sc. 1. Let pride go afore, shame will follow after. Ibid.

I will neither yield to the song of the siren nor the voice of the hyena, the tears of the crocodile nor the howling of the wolf.

Act v. Sc. 1. As night the life-inclining stars best shows, So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose.

Epilogue to Translations Promise is most given when the least is said.

Musæus of Hero and Leander.

WILLIAM WARNER. 1558–1609.

With that she dasht her on the lippes,
So dyed double red :
Hard was the heart that gave the blow,
Soft were those lips that bled.

Albion's England. Book viii. chap. xli. stanza 53
We thinke no greater blisse then such

To be as be we would,
When blessed none but such as be
The same as be they should.

Book x. chap. lix. stanza 68.


O Douglas, O Douglas !
Tendir and trewe.

The Buke of the Howlat.4 Stanza ziki. Dives and Pauper (1493). Gascoigne: Memories (1575). FIELDING: Corent Garden Tragedy, act ii. sc. 6. BICKERSTAFF: Love in a Villaye, act iii. sc. 1. See Heywood, page 20.

2 See Heywood, page 12. 8 See Heywood, page 13.

4 The allegorical poem of The Howlat was composed about the middle of the fifteenth century. Of the personal history of the anthor no kind of in formation has been ciscovered. Printed by the Bannatyne Club, 1823.


Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason ?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

Epigrams. Book iv. Ep. 5.

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Stanza 100,

As that the walls worn thin, permit the mind
To look out thorough, and his frailty find.?

History of the Civil War. Buok iv. Stanza 84. Sacred religion! mother of form and fear.

Musophilus. Stanza 57. And for the few that only lend their ear, That few is all the world.

Stanza 97. This is the thing that I was born to do. And who (in time) knows whither we may vent

The treasure of our tongue ? To what strange shores This gain of our best glory shall be sent

T'enrich unknowing nations with our stores ?
What worlds in the yet unformed Occident
May come refin'd with th' accents that are ours ? 8

Stanza 163
Unless above himself he can
Erect himself, how poor a thing is man!

To the Countess of Cumberland. Stanza 12. Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night, Brother to Death, in silent darkness born.

To Delia. Sonnet 51.

1 Prosperum ac felix scelus
Virtus vocatur
(Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue).

SENECA : Herc. Furens, ii. 250. 2 The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd,

Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made. 8 West ward the course of empire takes its way. - BERKELEY : On the

WALLER : Verses upon his Divine Poesy. Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America.

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