Imagens das páginas

swallowes flatterers for friends.

He is high in his owne imagination, but that imagination is as a stone, that is raised by violence, descends naturally. When hee goes, hee looks who looks: if hee finds not good store of vailers, he comes home stiffe and seer, untill he be new oyled and watered by his husbandmen. Wheresoever he eates he hath an officer, to warne men not to talke out of his element, and his own is exceeding sensible, because it is sensuall; but he cannot exchange a pecce of reason, though he can a peece of gold. Hee is naught pluckt, for his feathers are his beauty, and more then his beauty; they are his discretion, his countenance, his all. He is now at an end, for he hath had the wolf of vaine-glory, which he fed, untill himselfe became the food.

A Flatterer

S the shadow of a foole. He is a good wood-man, for he singleth out none but the wealthy. His carriage is ever of the colour of his patient; and for his sake hee will halt or weare a wrie necke. Hee dispraiseth nothing but poverty, and small drink, and praiseth his grace of making water. He selleth himselfe, with reckoning his great friends, and teacheth the present, how to win his praises by reciting the other gifts: he is

ready for all imployments, but especially before dinner, for his courage and his stomack goe together. Hee will play any upon his countenance, and where he cannot be admitted for a counseller, he will serve as a foole. He frequents the court of wards and ordinaries, and fits these guests of toga virilis, with wives or whores. He entreth young men into acquaintance and debt-books. In a word, hee is the impression of the last term, and will bee so, untill the comming of a new term or termer.

An ignorant Glory-hunter

S an insectum animal; for he is the maggot of opinion, his behaviour is another thing from himselfe, and is glewed, and but set on. He entertaines men with repetitions, and returnes them their own words. He is ignorant of nothing, no not of those things, where ignorance is the lesser shame. Hee gets the names of good" wits, and utters them for his companions. He confesseth vices that he is guiltlesse of, if they be in fashion; and dares not salute a man in old clothes, or out of fashion. There is not a publike assembly without him, and he will take any paines for an acquaintance there. In any shew he will be one, though he be but a whiffler, or a torch-bearer; and

beares downe strangers with the story of his actions. He handles nothing that is not rare, and defends his wardrobe, diet, and all customes, with entituling their beginnings from princes, great souldiers, and strange nations. He dares speake more then he understands, and adventures his words without the releefe of any seconds. He relates battels, and skirmishes, as from an eye-witnesse, when his eyes theevishly beguiled a ballad of them. In a word, to make sure of admiration, he will not let himselfe understand himselfe, but hopes fame and opinion will be the readers of his riddles.


A Timist

S a noune adjective of the present tense. He hath no more of a conscience then feare, and his religion is not his but the He reverenceth a courtiers servants servant. In first is own slave, and then whosoever looketh big; when he gives hee curseth, and when hee sels he worships. He reads the statutes in his chamber, and weares the Bible in the streetes: he never praiseth any but before themselves or friends; and mislikes no great man's actions during his life. His new-yeares gifts are ready at Alhalomas, and the sute hee meant to meditate before them. He

pleaseth the children of great men, and promiseth to adopt them; and his courtesie extends it selfe even to the stable. He straines to talke wisely, and his modesty would serve a bride. He is gravity from the head to the foot; but not from the head to the heart: you may find what place he affecteth, for he creeps as neere it as may be, and as passionately courts it; if at any time his hopes are affected, he swelleth with them: and they burst out too good for the vessell. In a word, he danceth to the tune of fortune, and studies for nothing but to keepe time.

An Amorist

Sa man blasted or planet-strooken, and is the dogge that leads blind Cupid;

when he is at his best, his fashion exceeds the worth of his weight. He is never without verses and musk comfects, and sighs to the hazzard of his buttons; his eyes are all white, either to weare the livery of his mistris complexion, or to keep Cupid from hitting the blacke. He fights with passion, and loseth much of his bloud by his weapon; dreames, thence his palenesse. His armes are carelesly used, as if their best use was nothing but embracements. He is untrust, unbutton'd and ungartered, not out of carelesnesse, but care; his far

thest end being but going to bed. Some times he wraps his petition in neatnesse, but he goeth not alone; for then he makes some other quality moralize his affection, and his trimnesse is the grace of Her favour lifts him up, as the sun

that grace. moisture; when she disfavours, unable to hold that happinesse, it falles downe in teares; his fingers are his orators, and hee expresseth much of himselfe upon some instrument. He answers not, or not to the purpose; and no marvell, for he is not at home. Hee scotcheth time with dancing with his mistris, taking up of her glove and wearing her feather; he is confin'd to her colour, and dares not passe out of the circuit of her memory. His imagination is a foole, and it goeth in a pyde-coat of red and white: shortly, he is translated out of a man into folly; his imagination is the glasse of lust, and himselfe the traitor to his owne discretion.

An Affectate Traveller

S a speaking fashion; hee hath taken paines to be ridiculous, and hath scen

more then he hath perceived. His attire speakes French or Italian, and his gate cries, Behold me. He censures all things by countenances, and shrugs, and speakes his own language with shame and lisping he will choake, rather than confesse beere good drinke; and his pick-tooth is a maine


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