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wise; for either he avoids them with great discretion, or undertakes them with the most Christian-like fear. 6-ii. 3.
O good old man; how well in thee appears
I cannot cog, and say, thou art this and that, like a many of these lisping hawthorn buds, that come like women in men's apparel, and smell like Buckler'sburyt in simple-time.
Look how we can, or sad, or merrily,
My blood begins my safer guides to rule;
If his own life answer the straitness of his proceeding, it shall become him well: wherein, if he chance to fail, he hath sentenced himself.
Thus stand my state,
Like to a ship, that, having 'scaped a tempest,
Is straightway calm'd, and boarded with a pirate.
Even with the promotion gained by service, is service extinguished.
+ Formerly chiefly inhabited by druggists.
I am disgraced, impeach'd and baffled here;
I cannot hide what I am: I must be sad, when I have cause, and smile at no man's jests; eat when I have stomach, and wait for no man's leisure; sleep when I am drowsy, and tend to no man's business; laugh, when I am merry, and claw no man in his humour.
Too full of the milk of human kindness.
Mine honesty shall be my dower.
Faster than spring-time showers, comes thought on
And not a thought, but thinks on dignity.
Were for myself.
As if the golden fee, for which I plead,
I have sounded the very base string of humility.
In his commendations I am fed ;
His real habitude gave life and grace
Accomplish'd in himself, not in his case:
All aids themselves made fairer by their place;
All kind of arguments, and question deep,
Of young, of old; and sexes both enchanted.
Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time:
And other of such vinegar aspect,
That they'll not show their teeth in way of smile,
There are a sort of men, whose visages
Do cream and mantle, like a standing pond;
* Obstinate silence.
I do know of these,
That therefore only are reputed wise,
For saying nothing; who, I am very sure,
If they should speak, would almost damn those ears, Which, hearing them, would call their brothers, fools.
This fellow's wise enough to play the fool;
And, like the haggard,* check at every feather
For folly, that he wisely shows, is fit;
But wise men, folly fallen,† quite taint their wit.
I do know him valiant,
And, touch'd with choler, hot as gunpowder,
With a proud heart he wore
His humble weeds.
This milky gentleness, and course of yours,
Though I condemn it not, yet, under pardon,
You are much more attask'df for want of wisdom,
As you are old and reverend, you should be wise.
You do unbend your noble strength, to think
So brainsickly of things.
His humour is lofty, his discourse peremptory, his
*A hawk not well trained. Liable to reprehension.
† i. e. Wise men fallen into folly.
tongue filed, his eye ambitious, his gait majestical, and his general behaviour vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical.*
Being scarce made up,
I mean, to man, he had not apprehension
Of roaring terrors; for the effect of judgment
Is of that nature, that to your huge store
A man in all the world's new fashion planted,
He has every thing that an honest man should not have; what an honest man should have, he has nothing.
O, he's as tedious
As is a tired horse, a railing wife;
Worse than a smoky house-I had rather live
I have neither the scholar's melancholy, which is emulation; nor the musician's, which is fantastical; nor the courtier's, which is proud; nor the soldier's, which is ambitious; nor the lawyer's, which is po
† Effect for defect.