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BEAUTIES OF SHAKSPEARE.
All's Well that Ends Well.
E thou blest, Bertram! and succeed thy father
B as in
Contend for empire in thee; and thy goodness Share with thy birthright! Love all, trust a few, Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy Rather in power than use; and keep thy friend Under thy own life's key: be check'd for silence, But never tax'd for speech.
TOO AMBITIOUS LOVE.
I am undone; there is no living, none, If Bertram be away. It were all one, That I should love a bright particular star, And think to wed it, he is so above me: In his bright radiance and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere. The ambition in my love thus plagues itself: The hind that would be mated by the lion, Must die for love. 'Twas pretty, though a plague,
To see him every hour; to sit and draw
I know him a notorious liar,
Think him a great way fool, solely a coward;
That they take place, when virtue's steely bones
THE REMEDY OF EVILS GENERALLY IN OURSELVES.
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
Which we ascribe to heaven: the fated sky
CHARACTER OF A NOBLE COURTIER.
In his youth
He had the wit, which I can well observe
And bow'd his eminent top to their low ranks,
*Helena considers her heart as the tablet on which his re
semblance was pourtrayed.
+ Peculiarity of feature.
§ His is put for its.