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150 Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere

folly !

10-ii. 7.

151 Judgment, and reason, have been grand jurymen, since before Noah was a sailor. 4-iii. 2.

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156 The grappling vigour and rough frown of war Is cold in amity and painted peace.

16—iii. 1.

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161 I like not fair terms,* and a villain's mind.

9-i. 3.

162 He's no man on whom perfections wait, That, knowing sin within, will touch the gate.


33-i. 1.

Serves to say thus,-Some good thing comes


164 What's to come, is still unsure.

19-iv. 2.

4-ii. 3.

165 Some, Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.

Sudden sorrow

*Kind words, good language.

6-iii. 1.

166 'Tis seldom, when the bee doth leave her comb

In the dead carrion.

167 Fly pride, says the peacock.

19-iv. 4.

14-iv. 3.

168 Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower


18-ii. 3.

169 In poison there is physic.

19-i. 1.

170 Lovers ever run before the clock.

9-ii. 6.

171 Who dares not stir by day, must walk by night.

172 Greatness knows itself.

16-i. 1.

18-iv. 3.


Ourselves we do not owe.*

4-i. 5.

174 Men, that stumble at the threshold, Are well foretold-that danger lurks within. 23-iv. 7.

175 The bird, that hath been limed in a bush, With trembling wings misdoubteth every bush. 23-v. 6.

176 And when the lion fawns upon the lamb, The lamb will never cease to follow him.

23-iv. 8.

23-iv. 8.

177 A little fire is quickly trodden out;
Which, being suffer'd rivers cannot quench.

178 Drones suck not eagles' blood, but rob bee


22-iv. 1.

179 When the fox hath once got in his nose, He'll soon find means to make the body follow.

23-iv. 7.

180 Raging wind blows up incessant showers, And when the rage allays, the rain begins.

23-i. 4.

181 "Tis but a base ignoble mind,

That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.

22-ii. 1.

*Own, possess.

To misdoubt, is to suspect danger, to fear.

182 Nice customs curt'sy to great kings. 20—v. 2.

183 A staff is quickly found to beat a dog.

22-iii. 1.

184 Soldiers' stomachs always serve them well.

21-ii. 3.

185 "Tis beauty, that doth oft make women proud; "Tis virtue, that doth make them most admired; "Tis government* that makes them seem divine.

23-i. 4.

186 Far from her nest the lapwing cries away.†

14-iv. 2.

187 Woe to that land, that's govern'd by a child !‡

24-ii. 3.

188 Man and birds are fond of climbing high.

22-ii. 1.


Unbidden guests

Are often welcomest, when they are gone.

21-ii. 2.

190 Thersites' body is as good as Ajax,

When neither are alive.

31-iv. 2.

191 Who does i' the wars more than his captain can, Become's his captain's captain.§

30-iii. 1.

192 By medicines life may be prolong'd, yet death Will seize the doctor too.

31-v. 5.

193 The mind shall banquet, though the body pine.

Fat paunches have lean plates; and dainty bits Make rich the ribs, but bank'rout quite the wits. 8-i. 1.

194 Celerity is never more admired, Than by the negligent.

195 It is war's prize to take all vantages.

30-iii. 7.

196 A woman impudent and mannish grown
Is not more loath'd than an effeminate man.

26-iii. 3.

* Government in the language of the time signified evenness of temper, and decency of manners.

Who crieth most where her nest is not.

Eccles. x. 16.

Too much fame is dangerous to one in an inferior command.

197 Honesty will wear the surplice of humility over the black gown of a big heart.

11-i. 3.

198 'Tis pride that pulls the country down.

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201 A knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear.

36-iv. 2.

202 Men's vows are women's traitors!

31-iii. 4.

203 The fool slides o'er the ice that you should


26-iii. 3.

204 The nature of bad news infects the teller.

30-i. 2.

205 Fools are not mad folks.

31-ii. 3.

206 Short summers lightly† have a forward spring.

24-iii. 1.

207 Security gives way to conspiracy.

29-ii. 3.

208 Opinion's but a fool, that makes us scan The outward habit by the inward man.‡

33-ii. 2.

209 When good manners shall lie all in one or two men's hands, and they unwashed too, 'tis a foul thing.

35-i. 5.

210 'Tis not for gravity to play at cherry-pit with


4-iii. 4.

211 Time must friend, or end.

26-i. 2.

212 What is the city, but the people?

28-iii. 1.

Nothing almost sees my wrack

But misery.

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i. e. That makes us scan the inward man by the outward habit.

A play among boys.

213 Truth's a dog that must to kennel; he must be whipped out, when Lady, the brach,* may stand by the fire and stink.

34-i. 4.

214 All that follow their noses, are led by their eyes, but blind men.

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34-ii. 4.

More honour'd in the breach, than the observ


36-i. 4.

216 Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our 36-iii. 2.


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222 Knavery's plain face is never seen, till used.

37-ii. 1.


Him in eye,

Still him in praise.

25-i. 1.

224 A man may see how this world goes, with no eyes. Look with thine ears.

34-iv. 6.

225 If money go before, all ways do lie open.

3-ii. 2.

226 Time is a very bankrupt, and owes more than he's worth, to season.‡

14-iv. 2.

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A most deeply philosophical reproof on mankind for their tardy progress in knowledge, speculative and moral.

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