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Thou art a fellow of a good respect;
Thy life hath had some smatch of honour in it.
Under the tide: but now I breathe again
I am fallen out with my more headier will,
For the sound man.
Mine honour is my
life; both grow in one;
Take honour from me, and my life is done.
We shall be winnow'd with so rough a wind,
For life, I prize it,
As I weigh grief, which I would spare: for honour, "Tis a derivative from me to mine,
And only that I stand for.†
The breath no sooner left his father's body,
Seem'd to die too: yea, at that very moment,
"The glory of a man, is from the honour of his father."-Ec
clus. iii. 11.
And whipp'd the offending Adam* out of him;
To envelope and contain celestial spirits.
Poor honest lord, brought low by his own heart;
For bounty that makes gods, does still mar men.
If hearty sorrow
Be a sufficient ransom for offence,
I tender it here; I do as truly suffer,
As e'er I did commit.
I speak as my understanding instructs me, and as mine honesty puts it to utterance.
He is the rock, the oak not to be wind-shaken.
I had as lief not be, as live to be
I and my bosom must debate awhile,
The good I stand on is my truth, and honesty.
Will triumph o'er my person: which I weight not,
* The old man of sin. Man in an unregenerate state. Luke xv.
17, 18, 19.
† Propensity, disposition.
Have ever come too short of my desires,
Yet filed with my abilities.*
Read not my blemishes in the world's report.
'Tis much he dares;
And to that dauntless temper of his mind,
He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour
To act in safety.
Virtue, and that part of philosophy
You are a gentleman of excellent breeding, admirable discourse, of great admittance, authentic in your place and person, generally allowed for your many war-like, court-like, and learned preparations.
A man of sovereign parts he is esteem'd!
Whose edge hath power to cut, whose will still wills It should none spare that come within his power.
Is valiant, and dejected; and, by starts,
* My endeavours, though less than my desires, have filed, that is,
have one (an equal) pace with my abilities.
† In the greatest companies.
i. c. Combined.
His fretted fortunes give him hope, and fear,
Am right glad to catch this good occasion
There's none stands under more calumnious tongues,
This the noble nature
Whom passion could not shake? whose solid virtue, The shot of accident, nor dart of chance,
Could neither graze nor pierce?
He is a man, setting his fate aside,*
Of comely virtues:
Nor did he soil the fact with cowardice
(An honour in him, which buys out his fault); But, with a noble fury, and fair spirit,
Seeing his reputation touch'd to death,
He did oppose his foe:
And with such sober and unnoted passiont+
He did behavet his anger, ere 'twas spen,
The dearest friend, the kindest man,
The best condition'd and unwearied spirit
For his bounty,
There was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas,
That grew the more by reaping.
* i. e. Putting this action of his, which was predetermined by fate' out of the question.
ti. e. Passion so subdued, that no spectator could note its opera. Manage, govern.
He covets less,
Than misery* itself would give; rewards
I would dissemble with my nature, where
His life was gentle; and the elements
So mix'd in him, that Nature might stand up,
Spare in diet;
Free from gross passion, or of mirth, or anger;
Where I could not be honest,
I never yet was valiant.
Thou art a summer bird,
Which ever in the haunch of winter sings
The lifting-up of day.
I know you all, and will awhile uphold
Who doth permit the base contagious clouds
i. e. Did not trust the air or look of any man, till he had tried
him by inquiry and conversation.