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268 He borrows his wit from your ladyship's looks, and spends what he borrows, kindly in your company.
269 Your words and performances, are no kin together.
270 I'll tell thee what, a college of wit-crackers cannot flout me out of my humour: Dost thou think, I care for a satire, or an epigram ? No; if a man will be beaten with brains, he shall wear nothing handsome about him: In brief, since I do purpose to marry, I will think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it; and therefore never flout at me for what I have said against it; for man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion. 6—v. 4.
271 A milk-sop, one that never in his life Felt so much cold as over-shoes in snow ? 24-v. 3.
272 Do but see his vice; 'Tis to his virtue a just equinox, The one as long as the other.
273 You are as a candle, the better part burnt out.
274 He does smile his face into more lines, than are in the new map, with the augmentation of the Indies.
275 I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers out, but the disease is incurable.
Y A clear allusion to a map engraved for Linschoten's Voyages, an English translation of which was published in 1598. This map is multilineal in the extreme, and is the first in which the Eastern Islands are included.
277 He's not yet thorough warm: force him with praises: Pour in, pour in; his ambition is dry. 26-ü. 3.
278 Thou idle immaterial skein of sleiveb silk, thou green sarcenet flap for a sore eye, thou tassel of a prodigal's purse, thou! Ah, how the poor world is pestered with such water-flies; diminutives of nature!
The melancholy god protect thee ; and the tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffata, for thy mind is a very opal !^—I would have men of such constancy put to sea, that their business might be every thing, and their intent every where ;d for that 's it, that always makes a good voyage of nothing. 4-ii. 4.
280 I think he is not a pick-purse, nor a horse-stealer; but for his verity in love, I do think him as concave as a covered goblet, or a worm-eaten nut. 10—iii. 4.
281 He seems to be the more noble in being fantastical; a great man, I'll warrant; I know, by the picking on 's teeth.
282 That's a shealed peascod.
283 Thou half-penny purse of wit, thou pigeon-egg of discretion.
? Any hint.
b Coarse, unwrought. ' A precious stone of all colours. d Intent every where, i.e. inconstant.
An empty goblet. A mere husk, which contains nothing.
284 He would not swear ; praised women's modesty : and gave such orderly and well-behaved reproof to all uncomeliness, that I would have sworn his disposition would have gone to the truth of his words: but they do no more adhere and keep place together than the hundredth Psalm to the tune of Green Sleeves.
285 You are the hare of whom the proverb goes, Whose valour plucks dead lions by the beard.
286 A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles. 13-iv. 2.
287 You strike like the blind man ; 'twas the boy that stole your meat, and you'll beat the post. 6-ii. 1.
288 He's quoted for a most perfidious slave, With all the spots o' the world tax'd and debosh'd ;h Whose nature sickens but to speak a truth. 11-v.3.
289 He speaks an infinite deal of nothing. —His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them; and, when you have them, they are not worth the search.
9–ị. 1. 290
Was this taken By any understanding pate but thine ? For thy conceit is soaking, will draw in More than the common blocks.
291 How oddly he is suited! I think, he bought his doublet in Italy, his round hose in France, his bonnet in Germany, and his behaviour every where.
In his brain, -
familiar sin With maids to seem the lapwing,' and to jest, Tongue far from heart.
294 A time pleaser; an affectionedk ass, that cons state without book, and utters it by great swarths: the best persuaded of himself, so crammed, as he thinks, with excellencies, that it is his ground of faith, that all, that look on him, love him.
295 He's a most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise-breaker, the owner of no one good quality.
296 He will look upon his boot, and sing; mend the ruff,” and sing; ask questions, and sing; pick his teeth, and sing: I know a man that had this trick of melancholy, sold a goodly manor for a song.
297 He doth nothing but talk of his horse; and he makes it a great appropriation to his own good parts, that he can shoe him himself.
298 I think, thy horse will sooner con an oration, than thou learn a prayer without a book. 26-ii. 1.
299 Why, is not this a lamentable thing, that we should
i The farther she is from her nest, where her heart is with her young ones, she is the louder, or perhaps all tongue. * Affected,
| The row of grass left by a mower. m The folding at the top of the boot.
be thus afflicted with these strange flies, these fashionmongers, these pardonnez-moy's, who stand so much on the new form, that they cannot sit at ease on the old bench? O, their bons, their bons !" 35–ii. 4.
300 You are a vagabond, and no true traveller: you are more saucy with lords, and honourable personages, than the heraldry of your birth and virtues gives you commission.
302 That great baby, you see there, is not yet out of his swaddling-clouts.
36-ii. 2. 303
When he speaks, 'Tis like a chime a-mending; with terms unsquared,o Which, from the tongue of roaring Typhon dropp’d, Would seem hyperboles.
304 I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart; but the saying is true,—The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.
305 I know you can do very little alone; for your helps are many; or else your actions would grow wondrous single: your abilities are too infant-like, for doing much alone.
306 Young gentleman, your spirits are too bold for your years.
10-i. 2. 307 Why, he stalks up and down like a peacock, a
In ridicule of Frenchified coxcombs.