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tivity to this instant, and have nothing at his hands for my service but blows: When I am cold, he heats me with beating: when I am warm, he cools me with beating. I am waked with it, when I sleep; raised with it, when I sit; driven out of doors with it, when I go from home; welcomed home with it, when I return: nay, I bear it on my shoulders, as a beggar wont her brat; and, I think, when he hath lamed me, I shall beg with it from door to door. 14-iv. 4.

386 Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.

13-iv. 3.

387 I was born about three of the clock in the afternoon, with a white head, and something a round belly. For my voice, -I have lost it with hollaing, and singing of anthems. To approve my youth farther, I will not: the truth is, I am only old in judgment and understanding; and he, that will caper with me for a thousand markis, let him lend me the money, and have at him.


388 I am a courtier. See'st thou not the air of the court, in these enfoldings ? hath not my gait in it, the measure of the court ? receives not thy nose court-odour from me? reflect I not on thy baseness, court-contempt?

13-iv. 3.

389 Thou

of honour!

24-i, 3.

390 I would have had you put your power well on, Before


had worn it out. You might have been enough the man you are, With striving less to be so: Lesser had been The thwartings of your dispositions, if You had not shew'd them how you were disposed, Ere they lack'd power to cross you. 28-iii. 2.

391 I will be proud. I will read politic authors. I will

wash off gross acquaintance. I will be point-device, the very man.

4-ii. 5.

392 Methinks, sometimes I have no more wit than an ordinary man has : but I am a great eater of beef, and, I believe, that does harm to my wit. 4-i.3.

393 Let the doors be shut upon him; that he may play the fool no where but in 's own house. 36-iii. l.

394 How like a fawning publican he looks! 9-i. 3.

395 Very vilely in the morning, when he is sober; and most vilely in the afternoon, when he is drunk: when he is best, he is little better than a man; and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast. 9-i.2.

396 His heart's meteors tilting in his face. 14-iv. 2.

397 This is some fellow, Who, having been praised for bluntness, doth affect A saucy roughness; and constrains the garb, Quite from his nature: He cannot flatter, he!An honest mind and plain,—he must speak truth: An they will take it, so; if not, he's plain. These kind of knaves I know, which in this plainness Harbour more craft, and more corrupter ends, Than twenty silly ducking observants, That stretch their duties nicely.

34-ii. 2. 398

What's his fault ? The flat transgression of a school-boy; who, being overjoyed with finding a bird's nest, shews it his companion, and he steals it.

6-ii. 1.

' Forces his outside or his appearance to something totally different from his natural disposition.

* Simple, or rustic.

399 Tell me, for which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?

For them all together; which maintained so politic a state of evil, that they will not admit any good part to intermingle with them.

6-v. 2,

400 And I, forsooth, in love! I, that have been love's


beadle to a humorous sigh;
A critic; nay, a night-watch constable;
A domineering pedant o'er the boy,
Than whom no mortal so magnificent!
This wimpled, whining, purblind, wayward boy;
This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, Dan Cupid;
Regent of love-rhymes, lord of folded arms,
The anointed sovereign of sighs and groans,
Liege of all loiterers and malcontents,
Sole imperator and great general
Of trotting paritors, t O my little heart!
And I to be a corporal of his field,
And wear his colours like a tumbler's hoop!
What? I! I love! I sue! I seek a wife!
A woman, that is like a German clock,
Still a repairing; ever out of frame;
And never going aright, being a watch,
But being watch'd that it



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And I to sigh for her! to watch for her! pray

for her! Go to; it is a plague, That Cupid will impose for my neglect Of his almighty dreadful little might. 8-iii. 1.

401 Thou gav'st thine ears, like tapsters, that bid welcome To knaves, and all approachers.

27-iv. 3.


Being once chafed, he cannot Be rein'd again to temperance.

28-iii. 3.

" The officers of the spiritual courts who serve citations.

403 Having his ear full of his airy fame, Grows dainty of his worth.

26-i. 3.

404 A knave very voluble; no farther conscionable, than in putting on the mere form of civil and humane seeming, for the better compassing of his salt and most hidden loose affection. A slippery and subtle knave; a finder-out of occasions; that has an eye can stamp and counterfeit advantages, though true advantage never present itself.

37-ii. 1.

What a blunt fellow is this grown to be!
He was quick mettle, when he went to school.
So is he now,

in execution Of any

bold or noble enterprise,
However he puts on this tardy form.
This rudeness is a sauce to his good wit,
Which gives men stomach to digest his words
With better appetite.

29-i. 2.

406 That ever this fellow should have fewer words than a parrot, and yet the son of a woman!—His industry is-up stairs, and down stairs; his eloquence, the parcel of a reckoning.

184ii. 4, 407 A hungry lean-faced villain, A mere anatomy, a mountebank, A thread-bare juggler, and a fortune-teller; A needy, hollow-eyed, sharp-looking wretch, A living dead man.

14-v. I.

408 A man, that from very nothing, and beyond the imagination of his neighbours, is grown into an unspeakable estate.

13-iv. 1.

409 This is in thee a nature but affected,

A poor unmanly melancholy, sprung
From change of fortune.

27-iv.3. 410

The world's large tongue

you for a man replete with works;
Full of comparisons and wounding flouts;
Which you on all estates will execute,
That lie within the



wit. 8—V. 2.

Art thou a man? thy form cries out, thou art;
Thy tears are womanish; thy wild acts denote
The unreasonable fury of a beast:
Unseemly woman, in a seeming man!
Or ill-beseeming beast, in seeming both!
Thou hast amazed me:
I thought thy disposition better temper'd.

35-iii. 3.

412 O, sir, we quarrel in print, by the book; as you have books for good manners: I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort courteous; the second, the Quip modest; the third, the Reply churlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie direct. All these you may avoid, but the lie direct; and you may avoid that too, with an If. I knew when seven justices could not take up a quarrel; but when the parties were met themselves, one of them thought but of an If, as If you said so, then I said so; and they shook hands, and swore brothers. Your If is the only peace-maker; much virtue in If. 10—v.4.

413 O knowledge ill-inhabited! worse than Jove in a thatched house.

10-iii. 2,

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414 This is a slight unmeritable man, Meet to be sent on errands.





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