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Sorrow distorts appearances.
17-ii. 2. 290
Fortitude under afflictions.
Bid that welcome Which comes to punish us, and we punish it Seeming to bear it lightly.
30-iv. 12. 291
Adversity, the uses of. Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. 10%ii. 1. 292
From Rumour's tongues They bring smooth comforts false, worse than true wrongs.
Time. Time. 1,--that please some, try all; both joy, and
terror, Of good and bad ; that make, and unfold, error.
13-iv. Chorus. 294 Mankind different in exterior only. Are we not brothers ?
So man and man should be ; But clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike.
* Amongst mathematical recreations, there is one in optics, in which a figure is drawn, wherein all the rules of perspective are in. verted, so that if held in the same position with those pictures which are drawn according to the rules of perspective, it can present no. thing but confusion : and to be seen in form, and under a regular appearance, it must be looked upon from a contrary station ; or, as Shakspeare says, eyed awry:
This curious double allusion to an optical experiment, not even now very familiar, shows the strength, comprehensiveness and sub. tilty, of the poet's observation. The anamorphosis cylinder and polymorphic prism are both introduced.
Popularity. There have been many great men that have flattered the people, who never loved them; and there be many that they have loved, they know not wherefore: so that, if they love they know not why, they hate upon no better ground.
28-ii. 2. 296
Cruelty insecure. There is no sure foundation set in blood ; No certain life achieved by others' death. 16-iv. 2.
Truth, beauty's ornament. 0, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem, By that sweet ornament which truth doth give ! The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem For that sweet odour which doth in it live. The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye, As the perfumed tincture of the roses ; Hang on such thorns, and play so wantonly, When summer's breath their masked buds discloses ; But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwood, and unrespected fade; Die to themselves ; sweet roses do not so; Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made.
The end crowns all;
Justice due to Heaven.
Station. To be called into a huge sphere, and not to be seen to move in it, are the holes where eyes should be, which pitifully disaster the cheeks.* 30-ii. 7.
* · The being called into a huge sphere, and not being seen to move in it,' resembles sockets in a face where eyes should be (but are not]; which empty sockets, or holes without eyes, pitifully disfigure the countenance.
25-iii. 1. 302
5-ii. 2. 303 The danger of relying on our own strength. (Lie in the lap of sin,) and not mean harm? It is hypocrisy against the devil: They that mean virtuously, and yet do so, The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt heaven.*
37-iv. 1. 304
Pomp and power, their end. Why, what is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust? And, live we how we can, yet die we must.
23-v. 2. 305
Equality of human life. Your worm is your only emperor for diet: we fat all creatures else, to fat us; and we fat ourselves for maggots: Your fat king, and your lean beggar, is but variable service; two dishes, but to one table; that's the end.
36-iy, 3. 306
Insinuations, painful. 'Tis better to be much abused, Than but to know't a little.
37-ii. 3. 307 The clearest sight without wisdom, blindness.
What an infinite mock is this, that a man should have the best use of eyes, to see the way of blindness!
31-v. 4. 308
A guilty conscience.
* Matt. iv. 7.
The sleeping, and the dead, Are but as pictures : 'tis the eye of childhood, That fears a painted devil.
15-ii. 2. 310
The variableness of mankind.
28-y. 1. 311
Confident security dangerous.
26-ii. 2. 312
Love, its dereliction.
Sweet love, changing his property, Turns to the sourest and most deadly hate.
17-iii. 2. 313
5–ii. 2. 314
Reverence due to Heaven,
Shall we serve heaven
5ii. 2. 315
27-iv. 3. 316
Ambition. Thriftless ambition, that will raven up Thine own life's means !
* This was the case of Queen Elizabeth after the execution of Essex.
34-v. 3. 318
Our size of sorrow, Proportion'd our cause, must be as great As that which makes it.
Time, its fleetness.
It is ten o'clock:
10%ii. 7. 320
Wickedness, its own reward.
22-ii. 1. 321
29_iii. 1. 322
28-iii. 1. 323
God's procedure. You snatch some hence for little faults; that's love, To have them fall no more ; you some permit To second ills with ills, each elder worse; And make them dread it to the doers' thrift.
31-v. 1. 324
Omnipotence. Can we outrun the heavens ?
* God often punishes sin with sin.
| Ps. cxxxix.