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For fear of what might fall, so to prevent*
29-v. 1. 26
The love of Novelty. There is so great a fever on goodness, that the dissolution of it must cure it: novelty is only in request; and it is as dangerous to be aged in any kind of course, as it is virtuous to be constant in any undertaking: There is scarce truth enough alive, to make societies secure; but security enough to make fellowships accursed : much upon this riddle runs the wisdom of the world.
5iii. 2. 27
Miracles and means.
Mira es are ceased; And therefore we must needs admit the means, How things are perfected.
20-i. 1. 28
The apprehension of evils.
31-i. 7. 29
I hold it cowardice To rest mistrustful, where a noble heart Hath pawn’d an open hand in sign of love.
23-iv. 2. 30
The effects of Sorrow.
* To anticipate.
34-i. 1. 32
Pride's mirror. He, that is proud, eats up himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.
26-ii. 3. 33
Nature and Art. Labouring art can never ransom nature From her unaidable estate.
-Nature is made better by no mean, But nature makes that mean: so, o'er that art, Which, you say, adds to nature, is an art, That nature makes. You see, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock; And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race: This is an art Which does mend nature,-change it rather : but The art itself is nature. 11-ii. 1. & 13-iv. 3. 34
The greatest are misthought
5-iii. 2. 36
Custom, supreme in its power.
28-ii. 3. 37
Hardened impiety. When we in our viciousness grow hard, (0 misery on't !) the wise gods seeld our eyes; * Reverberates.
| Merits, or demerits. 1 Overlook.
$ Close up.
In our own filth drop our clear judgments; make us
30-iii. 11. 38
24-iv. 3. 39
Virtue contrasted with Vice. What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted ?1 Thrice is he arm’d, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
22-iii. 2. 40 The wretchedness of human dependence.
O how wretched
25-iii. 2. 41 Prayers denied, often profitable.
We, ignorant of ourselves,
30—ii. 1. 42
Lamentation. Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living. I 11-i. 1.
Recreation, a preventive of Melancholy. Sweet recreation barr’d, what doth ensue, But moody and dull Melancholy, (Kinsman to grim and comfortless Despair ;) And, at her heels, a huge infectious troop Of pale distemperature, and foes to life? 14-v. 1.
* Rom. i. 28. 2 Thess. ii. 11. Isa. xliv. 20.
| Timorous thought and cautious disquisition are the dull attendants on delay.
| Eph. vi. 14. Ps. cxviii. 9. Isa. xiv. 12 | Jas. iv. 3. IT Prov. xv. 13.
Hope and Despair.
19-i. 3. 45
Courage. By how much unexpected, by so much We must awake endeavour for defence; For courage mounteth with occasion. 16-ii. 1. 46
Pride, its universality. Why, who cries out on pride, That can therein tax any private party? Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea, Till that the very very means do ebb? What woman in the city do I name, When that I say, The city-woman bears The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders? Who can come in, and say, that I mean her, When such a one as she, such is her neighbour? Or what is he of basest function, That says, his bravery is not on my cost (Thinking that I mean him), but therein suits His folly to the mettle of my speech? There then; How, what then ? Let me see wherein My tongue hath wrong'd him ; if it do him right, Then he hath wrong’d himself; if he be free, Why then, my taxing like a wild-goose flies, Unclaim'd of any man.
10-ii. 7. 47
How, in one house, Should many people, under two commands, Hold amity ?*
34-ii. 4. Effrontery of Vice.
I ne'er heard yet, That any of these bolder vices wanted Less impudence to gainsay what they did, Than to perform it first.
* Matt. vi. 24
What things are we! Merely our own traitors. And as in the common course of all treasons, we still see them reveal themselves, till they attain to their abhorred ends; so he, that contrives against his own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself.*
11-iv. 3. 50
For calumny will searf
you have said, she's goodly, come between, Ere you can say, she's honest.
13–ii. 1. 52
Impediments increase desire.
11-v. 3. 53
17--i. 1. 54
* i.e. Betrays his own secrets in his own talk.
† Gold will long bear the handling; however, often touching will wear even gold; just so the greater character, though as pure as gold itself, may in time be injured by the repeated attacks of false. hood and corruption. | Brand as infamous.