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An arrant traitor as any is in the universal world, or in France, or in England ! King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 8.
There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things.
Act v. Sc. 1. By this' leek, I will most horribly revenge: I eat and eat, I swear.
All hell shall stir for this.
If he be not fellow with the best king, thou shalt find the best king of good fellows.
Sc. 2. Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night!
King Henry VI. Part I. Act i. Sc. 1.
Act ii. Sc. 4,
dct iii. Sc. 2. She's beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is a woman, therefore to be won.
Act v. Sc. 3,
Part II. Act i. Sc. 1.
Could I come near your beauty with my nails,
Act i. Sc. 1.
1 All delays are dangerous in war. - DRYDEN: Tyrannic Love, act i. sc. 1. 2 Have a care oth' main chance. — BUTLER: Hudibras, part ii. canto ii.
Be careful still the main chance. — DEYDEX: Persius, satire vi.
See Lyly, page 33. 3 See Raleigh, page 25.
What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted !
King Henry VI. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2. He dies, and makes no sign.
his eyes and draw the curtain close; And let us all to meditation.
The gaudy, blabbing, and remorseful day
Act iv. Sc. 1.
There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops; and I will make it felony to drink small beer.
Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment ? that parchment, being scribbled o’er, should undo a man? Ibid.
Sir, he made a chimney in my father's house, and the bricks are alive at this day to testify it.
Ibid. Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar-school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Sc. 7. How sweet a thing it is to wear a crown, Within whose circuit is Elysium And all that poets feign of bliss and joy!
Part III. Act i. Sc. 2. And many strokes, though with a little axe, Hew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak.
Act i. Sc. 1.
1 See Marlowe, page 40.
The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on.
King Henry V1. Part III. Act ü. Sc. 2.
Didst thou never hear
Act v. Sc. 6.
Now is the winter of our discontent
Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace,
King Richard III. Act i. Sc. 1. To leave this keen encounter of our wits.
Was ever woman in this humour wooed ?
Framed in the prodigality of nature.
Sc. 2. The world is grown so bad, That wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.
Sc. 3. And thus I clothe my naked villany With old odd ends stolen out of ? holy writ, And seem a saint when most I play the devil. Ibid. Oh, I have passed a miserable night, So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams, That, as I am a Christian faithful man, I would not spend another such a night, Though 't were to buy a world of happy days.
Sc. 4. Lord, Lord ! methought, what pain it was to drown! What dreadful noise of waters in mine ears! What ugly sights of death within mine eyes ! Methought I saw a thousand fearful wrecks, Ten thousand men that fishes gnawed upon, Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl, Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels, All scattered in the bottom of the sea : Some lay in dead men's skulls : and in those holes Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept, As 't were in scorn of eyes, reflecting gems.
Ibid. A parlous boy.
Act ii, Sc. 4.
1 For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. – POPE: Essay on Criticism, part ii. line 66.
2 “ Stolen forth " in White and Knight.
So wise so young, they say, do never live long."
King Richard III. Act iü. Sc. 1. Off with his head ! ?
Sc. 4. Lives like a drunken sailor on a mast, Ready with every nod to tumble down.
Ibid. Even in the afternoon of her best days.
Sc. 7. Thou troublest me ; I am not in the vein.
Act iv. Sc. 2. Their lips were four red roses on a stalk.
Sc. 3. The sons of Edward sleep in Abraham's bosom. Ibid. Let not the heavens hear these tell-tale women Rail on the Lord's anointed.
Sc. 4. Tetchy and wayward.
Ibid. An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told. Ibid. Thus far into the bowels of the land Have we marched on without impediment. Act v. Sc. 2. True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings. Ibid. The king's name is a tower of strength.
Sc. 3. Give me another horse : bind up my wounds. Ibid. O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me! Ibid. My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, tale condemns me for a villain.
Ibid. The early village cock Hath twice done salutation to the morn.
Ibid. By the apostle Paul, shadows to-night Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers. Ibid.
1 A little too wise, they say, do ne'er live long. - MIDDLETON : The Phaniz, act i. sc. 1.
2 Off with his head! so much for Buckingham! - CIBBER: Richard III. (altered), act iv. sc. 3.