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229 No visor does become black villany, So well as soft and tender flattery.

33-iv. 4.

230 Who makes the fairest show, means most deceit.

33-i. 4.

231 Let them obey that know not how to rule.

22-v. I.


Fire cools fire,

Within the scorched veins of one new burn'd.

16-iii. 1.

20-iii. 6.

233 Advantage is a better soldier, than rashness.

234 'Tis a good hearing, when children are toward; But a harsh hearing, when women are froward.

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235 A victory is twice itself, when the achiever brings home full numbers.

6-i. 1.

236 To things of sale a seller's praise belongs.

8-iv. 3.

237 The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.

10-iii. 4.

238 Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers


Like doth quit like, and Measure still for Mea


5-v. 1.

239 Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere. 18-v. 4.

240 There is no love-broker in the world can more prevail in man's commendation with woman, than report of valour. 4-iii. 2.

241 A friend i' the court is better than a penny in


19-v. 1.

242 Pitchers have ears.

12-iv. 4.

243 The poor abuses of the time want countenance.*

18-i. 2.

*If abuses want countenance, the misconduct of those who are called great is too ready to give them.

244 Small curs are not regarded when they grin ; But great men tremble when the lion roars. 22-iii. 1.

245 Affection is not rated* from the heart.

246 Hercules himself must yield to odds;

12-i. 1.

And many strokes, though with a little axe,
Hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak.

247 All that glisters is not gold, Gilded tombs do worms infold.

22-ii. 1.

9-ii 7.

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Proves valueless.

251 A counterfeit, which, being touch'd, and tried,

16-iii. 1.

33-i. 2.

252 The plants look up to heaven, from whence

They have their nourishment.

253 To the latter end of a fray, and the beginning of a feast,

Fits a dull fighter, and a keen guest. 18-iv. 2.

254 Time goes on crutches, till Love have all his


6-ii. 1.

255 Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind: The thief doth fear each bush an officer.

23-v. 6.

256 Kindness, nobler ever than revenge. 10-iv. 3.

257 Do as adversaries do in law,

Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.

12-i. 2.

26-ii. 3.

258 He'll be physician, that should be the patient.

* Driven out by chiding.

259 We call a nettle, but a nettle; and

The faults of fools, but folly.

28-ii. 1.

260 Things in motion sooner catch the eye,

Than what not stirs.

26-iii. 3.

261 Equality of two domestic powers Breeds scrupulous faction.

30-i. 3.


Coronets are stars,

And, sometimes, falling ones.

25-iv. 1.

Or lose our ventures.

29-iv. 3.

263 We must take the current when it serves,

264 Stick to your journal course: the breach of

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266 They that have the voice of lions, and the act of hares, are they not monsters?

26-iii. 2.

29-iv. 3.

267 A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.


Fortune knows,

We scorn her most, when most she offers blows.

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271 The elephant hath joints, but none for courtesy ; his legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure.

26-ii. 3.

272 One sorrow never comes, but brings an heir, That may succeed as his inheritor.

33-i. 4.

273 Men prize the thing ungain'd more than it is.

26-i. 2

* Keep your daily course uninterrupted; if the stated plan of life is once broken, nothing follows but confusion.

† Approbation.

274 Good words are better than bad strokes.

29-v. 1.

275 In time we hate that which we often fear.

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278 Fortune brings in some boats, that are not


31-iv. 3.

279 Make not your thoughts your prisons.

30-v. 2.

280 To such as boasting show their scars, A mock is due.

26-iv. 5.

281 Love's reason's without reason.

31-iv. 2.

282 Few words to fair faith.

26-iii. 2.

283 Britain's harts die flying, not our men.

31-v. 3.

284 To fear the worst, oft cures the worst.

26-iii. 2.

285 The best quarrels, in the heat, are cursed By those that feel their sharpness.

34-v. 3.

286 There is no time so miserable, but a man may

be true.

27-iv. 3.

287 Let us be sacrificers, but no butchers.

29-ii. 1.

288 What is aught, but as 'tis valued?

26-ii. 2.

289 Be not peevish* found in great designs.

24-iv. 4.


Our stomachs

Will make what's homely, savoury. 31-iii. 6.

291 'Tis the sport, to have the engineer

Hoist with his own petar.†

* Foolish.

26-iii. 4.

Blown up with his own bomb.

292 Time is the nurse and breeder of all good.

293 Stony limits cannot hold love out.

294 The public body,-doth seldom Play the recanter.

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295 The labour we delight in, physics pain.

15-ii. 3.

296 He that keeps nor crust nor crum, Weary of all, shall want some.

34-i. 4.

297 Discourse is heavy, fasting.

31-iii. 6.

298 We'll set thee to school to an ant, to there's no labouring in the winter.*

teach thee 34-ii. 4.

Revenges hunger for that food

299 Use every man after his desert, and 'scape whipping?

who shall 36-ii. 2.


27-v. 5.

That you resolved to effect.

1-iii. 3.

Which nature loathes.

301 Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose

302 Tyranny sways, not as it hath power, but as it

is suffered.

34-i. 2.

303 When the day serves before black-corner'd night, Find what thou want'st by free and offer'd light.

27-v. 1.

304 Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.

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36-v. 1.

25-i. 1.

306 Hope is a lover's staff; walk hence with that, And manage it against despairing thoughts.

2-iii. 1.

307 Inconstancy falls off, ere it begins.

2-v. 4.

308 Nothing can come of nothing.

34-i. 1.

* Prov. vi, 6, and xxx. 25.

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