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O father Abram! what these Christians are,
The young gentleman, according to Fates and Destinies and such odd sayings, the Sisters Three and such branches of learning, is indeed deceased; or, as you would say in plain terms, gone to heaven.
Sc. 2. The very staff of my age, my very prop.
Ibid. It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Ibid. An honest exceeding poor man. Truth will come to sight; murder cannot be hid long.
In the twinkling of an eye.
All things that are,
i See Chaucer, page 5.
Hanging and wiving goes by destiny. 1
The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 9. If my gossip Report be an honest woman of her word.
Act in. Sc. 1. If it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.
Ibid. I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes ? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions ?
The villany you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard, but I will better the instruction.
Ibid. Makes a swan-like end, Fading in music.?
Or in the heart or in the head ?
Ibia. There is no vice so simple but assumes Some mark of virtue in his outward parts.
Ibid. Thus ornament is but the guiled shore To a most dangerous sea.
Ibid. The seeming truth which cunning times put on To entrap the wisest.
i See Heywood, page 10.
I am the cygnet to this pale faint swan,
King John, act r. sc. 7. There, swan-like, let mo sing and die. – Byron: Don Juan, canto iii. st. 86.
You think that upon the score of fore-knowledge and divining I am infinitely inferior to the swans. When they perceive approaching death they sing more merrily than before, because of the joy they have in going to the God they serve.- SOCRATES: In Phaedlo, 77.
An unlesson'd girl, unschool'd, unpractised;
Sc. 5. Let it serve for table-talk.
Ibid. A harmless necessary cat.
Act iv. Sc. 1.
1 It is better to learn late than never. - Publius SYRUS : Marim 864.
2 Incidis in Scyllam cupiens vitare Charybdim (One falls into Scylla in seeking to avoid Charybdis). – PHILLIPPE GUALTIER : Alexandreis, book v. line 301. Circa 1300.
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
Ibid. 'T is not in the bond.
Ibid. Speak me fair in death.
Ibid. An upright judge, a learned judge !
Ibid. A second Daniel, a Daniel, Jew! Now, infidel, I have you on the hip.
Ibia. I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word. You take my house when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house; you take my life When you do take the means whereby I live. He is well paid that is well satisfied. How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank ! Here we will sit and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears : soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold : There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins. Such harmony is in immortal souls; But whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it. Act v. Sc. 1. I am never merry when I hear sweet music.
1 “It is not nominated in the bond." - White.
The man that hath no music in himself,
The Merchant of Venice. Act v. Sc. 1.
Ibid. How many things by season season'd are To their right praise and true perfection!
Ibid. This night methinks is but the daylight sick.
Ibid. These blessed candles of the night.
Ibid. Fair ladies, you drop manna in the way Of starved people.
Ibid. We will answer all things faithfully.
Ibid. Fortune reigns in gifts of the world.
As You Like It. Act i. Sc. 2. The little foolery that wise men have makes a great show.
Ibid. Well said: that was laid on with a trowel.
Ibid. Your heart's desires be with you!
Ibid, One out of suits with fortune.
Ibid. Hereafter, in a better world than this, I shall desire more love and knowledge of you. Ibid. My pride fell with my fortunes.
Ibid. Cel. Not a word ? Ros. Not one to throw at a dog.
Sc. 3. O, how full of briers is this working-day world! Ibid. Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.
Ibid. We'll have a swashing and a martial outside, As many other mannish cowards have.