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Honours, their dangers.

Too much honour: 0, 'tis a burden, 'tis a burden, Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven.

25-üi.2. 410

Worldly opinion of things.

What things there are, Most abject in regard, and dear in use! What things again most dear in the esteem, And poor in worth!

26-iii. 3. 441

Human corruption.

The world is grown so bad, That wrens may prey where eagles dare not perch.

24-i.3. 442

Affections, false.

Your affections are
A sick man's appetite, who desires most that,
Which would increase his evil.

28-i. 1.


Self-praise. We wound our modesty, and make foul the clearness of our deservings, when of ourselves we publish them.



The cruelty of oppression.

'Tis a cruelty, To load a falling man.

25_V.2. 445 Famine contrasted with plenty.

Famine, Ere clean it o’erthrow nature, makes it valiant. Plenty, and peace, breeds cowards; hardness ever Of hardiness is mother.

31-iii. 4.



A father Is, at the nuptial of his son, a guest That best becomes the table.

13_iv. 3.


Love betrays it self like murder. A murd’rous guilt shews not itself more soon, Than love that would seem hid: love's night is noon.

4-iii. 2. " It shall ever be as when an hungry man dreameth, and behold he eateth, but he awaketh, and his soul is empty.".--Isa, xxix. 8.


Female profligacy. Proper deformity seems not in the fiend So horrid, as in woman.

34-iv. 2.


Violent love boundless. This is the monstruosity in love,—that the will is infinite, and the execution confined; that the desire is boundless, and the act a slave to limit. 26—üi. 2.

450 Dependance on the great fruitless.

Poor wretches, that depend
On greatness' favour, dream,
Wake, and find nothing."
Many dream not to find, neither deserve,
And yet are steep'd in favours.

31-V. 4.


Punishment due to the guilty only.
Why should the private pleasure of some one
Become the public plague of many mo?
Let sin, alone committed, light alone
Upon his head that hath transgressed so;
Let guiltless souls be freed from guilty woe:
For one's offence, why should so many fall,
To plague a private sin in general ?



The power of guilt.

Great guilt, Like poison given to work a great time after, Now 'gins to bite the spirits."

1-iii. 3. 453


I never gave him cause.
But jealous souls will not be answer'd so;
They are not ever jealous for the cause,
But jealous, for they are jealous: 'tis a monster,
Begot upon itself, born on itself.

37-iii. 4. 454

Debatement. A night is but small breath, and little pause, To answer matters of deep consequence. 20%ii. 4.

1 Gen. xlii. 21, 22.


455 To my sick soul, as sin's true nature is, Each toy” seems prologue to some great amiss: So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt. 36_iv. 4. 456

The right exercise of power.
Hast thou command ? by Him that gave it thee,
From a pure heart command thy rebel will :
Draw not thy sword to guard iniquity,
For it was lent thee all that brood to kill.



Face, index of the mind.

There's no art, To find the mind's construction in the face.

15-i. 4. 458

Men must learn now with pity to dispense;
For policy sits above conscience.

27-iii. 2. 459


Love is not love, When it is mingled with respects," that stand Aloof from the entire point.°

34-1.1. 460

The venom clamours of a jealous woman
Poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth.

14-v. 1. *461


Gratitude Through flinty Tartar's bosom would peep forth, And answer, thanks.

11-iv. 4. 462

Imbecility: Old fools are babes again; and must be used With checks, as flatteries,—when they are seen abused.

34-i. 3. 463

No value in a name alone. What's in a name ? that, which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet. 35-ii.2..

m Trifle.

ni. e. With cautious and prudential considerations. oWho seeks for aught in love but love alone ?"




Right qualifications of man. Is not birth, beauty, good shape, discourse, .manhood, learning, gentleness, virtue, youth, liberality, and such like, the spice and salt that season a man?

26-i.2. 465

Friends, in what sense valuable. What need we have any friends, if we should never have need of them ? they were the most needless creatures living, should we ne'er have use for them : and would most resemble sweet instruments hung up in cases, that keep their sounds to themselves.

27-i. 2. 466

An ill word often dangerous.

One doth not know, How much an ill word may empoison liking.

6-iii. 1.

Passion, I see, is catching; for mine eyes,
Seeing those beads of sorrow stand in thine,
Began to water.

29_iii. 1. 468

Mirth not suitable to sorrow.
Sad souls are slain in merry company;
Grief best is pleased with grief's society.
True sorrow then is feelingly surprised,
When with like semblance it is sympathised.

Want of principle.
As the unthought-on accident” is guilty
To what we wildly do: so we profess.
Ourselves to be the slaves of chance, and flies'
Of every wind, that blows.

13-iv. 3.
Fame, where dangerous.
Better leave undone, than by our deed acquire
Too high a fame, when him we serve 's away.

30-iii. l. 471

The effect of over-indulgence. What doth cherish weeds, but gentle air ? And what makes robbers bold, but too much lenity?




23-11. 6.

P The unexpected discovery.

9 As to a jack, or mill.


Silence most expressive of happiness. Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much. 6-ii. l. 473

Daringness 0, what men dare do! what men may do! what men daily do! not knowing what they do!

6-. iv. I. 471

Suspension of life.
Death may usurp on nature many hours,
And yet the fire of life kindle again
The overpressed spirits.

33-iii.2. 475

Practice and Theory. The art and practic part of life Must be the mistress to the theoric." 20ị. 1.


Contentiousness. Some kind of men put quarrels purposely on others, to taste their valour.

4-iii. 4. 477

Hollow friends.

Friendship’s full of dregs: Methinks, false hearts should never have sound legs, Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on court’sies.

27-i. 2. 478

Human imperfection.
Who is so full of grace, that it flows over
On all that need ?




Avarice Grows with more pernicious root Than summer-seeding lust."

15-iv. 3. 480

Faithless friendship. Who should be trusted now, when one's right hand Is perjured to the bosom?

2-v. 4. 481

Where two raging fires meet together,
They do consume the thing that feeds their fury:



* Than summer-sinning lust.

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