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Popularity. There have been many great men that have flattered the people, who never loved them; and there be many that they have loved, they know not wherefore: so that, if they love they know not why, they hate upon no better ground.
Cruelty insecure. There is no sure foundation set in blood; No certain life achieved by others' death. 16-iv. 2.
Truth, beauty's ornament. 0, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem, By that sweet ornament which truth doth give! The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem For that sweet odour which doth in it live. The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye, As the perfumed tincture of the roses ; Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly, When summer's breath their masked buds discloses; But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwoo'd, and unrespected fade; Die to themselves; Sweet roses do not so; Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made.
The end crowns all;
Justice due to Heaven.
To be called into a huge sphere, and not to be seen to move in it, are the holes where eyes should be, which pitifully disaster the cheeks." 30-ii. 7.
* The being called into a huge sphere, and not being seen to move in it,' resembles sockets in a face where eyes should be [but are not]; which empty sockets, or holes without eyes, pitifully disfigure the countenance.
303 The danger of relying on our own strength. [Lie in the lap of sin,) and not mean harm? It is hypocrisy against the devil: They that mean virtuously, and yet do so, The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt heaven.°
37-iv. l. 304
Pomp and power, their end. Why, what is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust? And, live we how we can, yet die we must.
23-V. 2. Equality of human life. Your worm is your only emperor for diet: we fat all creatures else, to fat us; and we fat ourselves for maggots: Your fat king, and your lean beggar, is but variable service; two dishes, but to one table; that's the end.
Insinuations, painful. 'Tis better to be much abused, Than but to know't a little.
307 The clearest sight without wisdom, blindness. What an infinite mock is this, that a man should have the best use of eyes, to see the way of blindness!
31-V. 4. 308
A guilty conscience.
• Matt. iv. 7.
The sleeping, and the dead, Are but as pictures: 'tis the eye of childhood, That fears a painted devil.
The variableness of mankind.
Confident security dangerous.
The wound of peace is surety,
Love, its dereliction.
Sweet love, changing his property, Turns to the sourest and most deadly hate.
17_iii. 2. 313
Reverence due to Heaven.
Shall we serve heaven
5-ii. 2. 315
Ambition. Thriftless ambition, that will raven up Thine own life's means !
p This was the case of Queen Elizabeth after the execution of Essex.
Our size of sorrow, Proportion’d to our cause, must be as great As that which makes it.
30-iv. 13. 319
Time, its fleetness.
It is ten o'clock:
Wickedness, its own reward.
22-i. 1. 321
When two authorities are up,
God's procedure. You snatch some hence for little faults; that's love, To have them fall no more: you some permit To second ills with ills, each elder worse; And make them dread it to the doer's thrift.
31-v. 1. 321
Omnipotence. Can we outrun the heavens ?r
9 God often punishes sin with sin.
Blood will have blood: Stones have been known to move, and trees to speak; Augurs, and understood relations, have By magot-pies, and choughs, and rooks, brought forth The secret'st man of blood.
326 Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds Where it should guard.
Circumspection in bounty. 'Tis pity, bounty had not eyes behind; That man might ne'er be wretched for his mind.
27-i. 2. 328
Discretion of age. 'Tis not good that children should know any wickedness: old fólks have discretion, as they say, and know the world.
Yield not thy neck To fortune's yoke, but let thy dauntless mind Still ride in triumph over all mischance. 23-iii. 3. 330
Patience. With patience calm the storm. 23-iii. 3. 331
There's none Can truly say, he gives, if he receives. 27-i. 2.
Envy. That monster Envy, oft the wrack Of earned praise.
33-iv. 1. 333
Reason thus with life:
A breath thou art,