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The same.

630

Beware
Of entrance to a quarrel; but, being in,
Bear it, that the opposer may beware of thee.

36_i. 3.

The same.

631 Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice: Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

36-i. 3. 632

The same. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy: For the apparel oft proclaims the man. 36_i. 3.

633

The same.
Neither a borrower, nor a lender be:
For loan oft loses both itself and friend;
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry."

36-i. 3. 634

To thine ownself be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. 36_i. 3.

The same.

635

Parents to be consulted in marriage concerns.

Reason, my son Should choose himself a wife; but as good reason, The father (all whose joy is nothing else But fair posterity) should hold some counsel In such a business.

13-iv. 3.

636

Beauty transient.
Women are as roses; whose fair flower,
Being once display'd, doth fall that very hour.

4-ii. 4. 637

The danger of dalliance.

Do not give dalliance Too much the rein: the strongest oaths are straw To the fire i’ the blood.

1-iv. 1.

& Opinion.

h Economy, thriftiness.

638

Chastity.

The heavens hold firm The walls of thy dear honour; keep unshaked That temple, thy fair mind.

31-ii. 1. 639

Advice to females.' Beware of them, Diana; their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these engines of lust, are not the things they go under: many a maid hath been seduced by them; and the misery is, example, that so terrible shews in the wreck of maidenhood, cannot for all that dissuade succession, but they are limed with the twigs that threaten them. I hope, I need not to advise you farther ; but, I hope, your own grace will keep you where you are, though there were no farther danger known, but the modesty which is so lost.

11-iii. 5.

640

The same.
When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul
Lends the tongue vows: these blazes, daughter,
Giving more light than heat,-extinct in both,
Even in their promise, as it is a making, -
You must not take for fire.
Be somewhat scanter of your

maiden

presence; Set your entreatmentsk at a higher rate, Than a command to parley.

36-i. 4.

The same.

641
Do not believe his vows: for they are brokers
Not of that die which their investments shew,
But mere implorators' of unholy suits,
Breathing like sanctified and pious bonds,
The better to beguile.

3-i. 4.

642

The same.
The chariest" maid is prodigal enough,
If she unmask her beauty to the moon:
Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes:
The canker galls the infants of the spring,

i They are not the things for which their names would make them pass.

k Favours, objects of entreaty. 1 Implorers.

m Most cautious.

The same,

Too oft before their buttons be disclosed;
And in the morn and liquid dew of youth,
Contagious blastments are most imminent.
Be wary then: best safety lies in fear;
Youth to itself rebels, though none else near.

36-i. 3. 643 Weigh what loss your honour may sustain, If with too credent" ear you listo his songs; Or lose your heart; or your chaste treasure open To his unmaster'd' importunity. Fear it, fear it, And keep you in the rear of your affection, Out of the shot and danger of desire. 36–1.3. 644

Example and precept.
Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
Shew me the steep and thorny way to heaven;
Whilst, like a puff'd and recklesso libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,
And recks not his own read."

36-i. 3. 645

Beauty heightened by goodness. The hand, that hath made you fair, hath made you good: the goodness, that is cheap in beauty, makes beauty brief in goodness; but grace, being the soul of your complexion, should keep the body of it ever fair.

5-iii. 1.

646 Grief alleviated by submission to Heaven.
Peace, ho, for shame! confusion's cure lives not
In these confusions. Heaven and yourself
Had part in this fair maid; now Heaven hath all,
And all the better is it for the maid :
Your part in her you could not keep from death;
But Heaven keeps his part in eternal life.
The most you sought was-her promotion;
For 'twas your heaven, she should be advanced:
And weep ye now, seeing she is advanced,
Above the clouds, as high as heaven itself?

Believing.

9 Careless.

• Listen to.

P Licentious. "Regards not his own lessons.

0, in this love, you love your child so ill, That you run mad, seeing that she is well.

35-iv. 5. 647 Conjugal affection needful in wives. Fie, fie, unknit that threat'ning unkind brow; And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor: It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads; Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair buds; And in no sense is meet or amiable.

12-v.2.

The same.

648
Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,
Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee,
And for thy maintenance: commits his body
To painful labour, both by sea and land;
To watch the night in storms, the day in cold,
While thou liest warm at home, secure and safe,
And craves no other tribute at thy hands,
But love, fair looks, and true obedience;
Too little payment for so great a debt. 12-V. 2.

649
I am ashamed, that women are so simple
To offer war, where they should kneel for peace;
Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway,
When they are bound to serve, love, and obey.
Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth,
Unapt to toil and trouble in the world;
But that our soft conditions and our hearts,
Should well agree with our external parts ?

12-v. 2.

The same.

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My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you, I am bound for life, and education; My life and education, both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty, I am hitherto your daughter: but here's my husband; And so much duty as my mother shew'd To you, preferring you before her father,

Gentle tempers,

So much I challenge, that I may profess

lord.

Due to my

37-i. 3.

651

The venomous effects of jealousy.

O beware of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.

37-iii. 3.

652

Equivocation.

But yet, -
I do not like but yet, it does allay
The good precedence;t fye upon but yet:
But yet is as a gaoler to bring forth
Some monstrous malefactor.

30-ii. 5.

653

Violent delights have short duration.

Violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die; like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume: the sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness, And in the taste confounds the appetite: Therefore, love moderately; long love doth so, Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow." 35-ii. 5, 654

Delusion.

For love of grace, Lay not that flattering unction to your soul; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place; Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen.

36-iii. 4. 655

The force of habit.
That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat
Of habit's devil, is angel yet in this;
That to the use of actions fair and good
He likewise gives a frock, or livery,
That aptly is put on: Refrain to-night:
And that shall lend a kind of easiness
To the next abstinence: the next more easy:
For use almost can change the stamp of nature,
And either curb the devil, or throw him out
With wondrous potency.

36-iii. 4.

+ Preceding.

u Precipitation produces mishap.

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