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SHAKSPERE, King Lear, act 3, sc. 4.
LEAVE THIS, &c. Leave this keen encounter of our wits, And fall somewhat into a slower method.
SHAKSPERE, King Richard 3d, act 1, sc. 2.
LENDING MONEY. If you lend
a person any money, it becomes lost for any purpose as one's own. When you ask for it back again, you may find a friend made an enemy by your kindness. If you begin to press still further, -either you must part with that which you have entrusted, or else you must lose that friend.
1 RILEY's Plautus, The Trinummus, act 4, sc. 4, p. 58. Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend.
SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 1, scene 3.
LET THE GALLED JADE WINCE. Let the galled jade wince ; our withers are unwrung.
SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 3, sc. 2.
LET WELL ALONE. He that diligently seeketh good, procureth favour : but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
Proverbs, c. 11, v. 27.
That man's unwise will search for ill,
HERRICK, Hesp. To his Muse, No. 9.
SHAKSPERE, King John, act 4, sc. 2. How far your eyes may pierce, I cannot tell, Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.
SHAKSPERE, King Lear, act 1, 8c. 4.
When liberty is gone, Life grows insipid and has lost its relish.
ADDISON, Cato, act 2.
SHAKSPERE, Othello, act 1, sc. 2.
Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs.
GOLDSMITH, She stoops to conquer, act 3.
SHAKSPERE, All's well that ends well, act 4, 80, 3.
SHAKBPERE, As you like it, act 2, sc. 1.
BURNS. Friars—Carse Hermitage..
HERRICK, Hesp. Pastorals, No. 3. Thus we lived many years in a state of much happii. ness; not but that we sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favours.
GOLDSMITH, Vicar of Wakefield, c. 1.
SHAKSPERE, Macbeth, act 3, scene 2.
My life within this band.
And wither'd in my hand.
Take not away
cannot give, For all things have an equal right to live.
DRYDEN, Pythagorean Phil.
It is a tale,
up your heads, O ye gates.
Psalm 24, v. 7. We directed our steps towards the mansion of a wealthy man, full of precious things. Gates, fly open !
BUCKLEY's Homer, The Odyssey, Life of Homer, p. 29.
SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 1, sc. 5.
No more like my father,
SHAKSPERE, Twelfth Night, act 2, sc. 4.
CAMPBELL, Pleasures of Hope, part 2.
LIKE A WHALE,
SHAKSPERE. Hamlet, act 3,sc. 2.
LILY. Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin : And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
St. MATTHEW, C. 6, v. 28, 29. Observe the rising lily's snowy grace, Observe the various vegetable race : They neither toil, nor spin, but careless grow, Yet see how warm they blush ! how bright they glow! What regal vestments can with them compare ! What King so shining ! or what Queen so fair !
THOMSON, Paraphrase on St. Matthew.
COWLEY, The Garden.
SPENSER, Fairy Queen, bk. 2, canto 1.
SHAKSPERE, King Henry 8, act 3, sc. 1.
LISTEN TO REASON. Leontine. But, Sir, if
will but listen to reason. Croaker. Come, then, produce your reasons. I tell