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Women are frail ;
Nay, call us ten times frail;
Inexperience. The untainted virtue of your years Hath not yet dived into the world's deceit : No more can you distinguish of a man, Than of his outward show; which, God he knows, Seldom, or never, jumpeth with the heart.
24-iii. l. 409
Riotous madness, To be entangled with those mouth-made vows, Which break themselves in swearing ! 30%i. 3.
It oft falls out, To have what we'd have, we speak not what we mean.
5--ii. 4. 411
9-iv. 1. 412
Danger of precipitancy. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot, That it do singe yourself: We may outrun, By violent swiftness, that which we run at, And lose by over-running. Know you not, The fire that mounts the liquor till it run o'er, In seeming to augment it, wastes it ? 25i. 1.
e Dan. iii. 22.
Than that, which, withering on the virgin thorn,
7_ị. 1. 414
Let still the woman take An elder than herself; so wears she to him, sways
she level in her husband's heart.
However we do praise ourselves,
4-ii. 4. Filial ingratitude.
Filial ingratitude ! Is it not as this mouth should tear this hand, For lifting food to 't?
34-iii. 4. 416
25-i.2. 417 Benefit of communication with friends.
You do, surely, but bar the door upon your own liberty, if you deny your griefs to your friend.
36-iii. 2. Human nature alike in all. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions ? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? if you prick us, do we not bleed ? if you tickle us, do we not laugh ? if you poison us, do we not die?
9-üi. 1. 419
Good may be extracted from evil. · There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distil it out;
f Thicket of thorns.
We may gather honey from the weed,
Anticipation of evil.
24-iii. 2. 422 Honour not exempt from detraction.
Can honour set to a leg? No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief of a wound ? No. Honour hath no skill in surgery then? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word, honour? What is that honour?. Air. A trim reckoning!-Who hath it? He that died o’Wednesday. Doth he feel it? No. Doth he hear it? No. Is it insensible then? Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living? No. Why? Detraction will not suffer it.
Desirableness of meekness.
& The sea-monster, is the hippopotamus, the hieroglyphical symbol of impiety and ingratitude. Sandys, in his Travels, says, " that he killeth his sire, and ravisheth his own dam.”
The vacant Leaves thy mind's imprint will bear,
Greatness most exposed to scandal.
Humility. Let me be ignorant, and in nothing good, But graciously to know I am no better. 5-ii. 4.
Kings, like other men. Kings are no less unhappy, their issue not being gracious, than they are in losing them, when they have approved their virtues.
Accusation. When shall he think to find a stranger just, When he himself, himself confounds, betrays To sland'rous tongues the wretched hateful days ?h
h Matt. vii. 1..-5.
Honour dearer than life.
26-v. 3. 432
Fidelity in servitude.
The sight of sorrow, its effects. To see sad sights moves more, than hear them told; For then the eye interprets to the ear The heavy motion, that it doth behold; When every part a part of woe doth bear, 'Tis but a part of sorrow that we hear. Deep sounds make lesser noise, than shallow fords; And sorrow ebbs being blown with wind of words.
What he his heart should make,
And turn his sleep to wake. 34-iii. 2.