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229 No visor does become black villany, So well as soft and tender flattery.
230 Who makes the fairest show, means most deceit.
231 Let them obey that know not how to rule.
Fire cools fire,
Within the scorched veins of one new burn'd.
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.
235 A victory is twice itself, when the achiever brings home full numbers.
236 To things of sale a seller's praise belongs.
237 The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.
238 Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers
Like doth quit like, and Measure still for Mea
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
242 Pitchers have ears.
243 The poor abuses of the time want countenance.*
*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;
And many strokes, though with a little axe,
247 All that glisters is not gold, Gilded tombs do worms infold.
251 A counterfeit, which, being touch'd, and tried,
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
255 Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind: The thief doth fear each bush an officer.
256 Kindness, nobler ever than revenge. 10-iv. 3.
257 Do as adversaries do in law,
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
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.
260 Things in motion sooner catch the eye,
Than what not stirs.
261 Equality of two domestic powers Breeds scrupulous faction.
Coronets are stars,
And, sometimes, falling ones.
Or lose our ventures.
263 We must take the current when it serves,
264 Stick to your journal course: the breach of
266 They that have the voice of lions, and the act of hares, are they not monsters?
267 A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.
We scorn her most, when most she offers blows.
271 The elephant hath joints, but none for courtesy ; his legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure.
272 One sorrow never comes, but brings an heir, That may succeed as his inheritor.
273 Men prize the thing ungain'd more than it is.
* Keep your daily course uninterrupted; if the stated plan of life is once broken, nothing follows but confusion.
274 Good words are better than bad strokes.
275 In time we hate that which we often fear.
278 Fortune brings in some boats, that are not
279 Make not your thoughts your prisons.
280 To such as boasting show their scars, A mock is due.
281 Love's reason's without reason.
282 Few words to fair faith.
283 Britain's harts die flying, not our men.
284 To fear the worst, oft cures the worst.
285 The best quarrels, in the heat, are cursed By those that feel their sharpness.
286 There is no time so miserable, but a man may
287 Let us be sacrificers, but no butchers.
288 What is aught, but as 'tis valued?
289 Be not peevish* found in great designs.
Will make what's homely, savoury. 31-iii. 6.
291 'Tis the sport, to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petar.†
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.
295 The labour we delight in, physics pain.
296 He that keeps nor crust nor crum, Weary of all, shall want some.
297 Discourse is heavy, fasting.
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.
That you resolved to effect.
Which nature loathes.
301 Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
302 Tyranny sways, not as it hath power, but as it
303 When the day serves before black-corner'd night, Find what thou want'st by free and offer'd light.
304 Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.
306 Hope is a lover's staff; walk hence with that, And manage it against despairing thoughts.
307 Inconstancy falls off, ere it begins.
308 Nothing can come of nothing.
* Prov. vi, 6, and xxx. 25.