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472 Silence most expressive of happiness.
Silence is the perfectest herald of joy : I were but little happy, if I could say how much. 6–1. 1 473
Daringness. 0, what men dare do! what men may do! what men daily do! not knowing what they do!
6-iv. 1. 474
Suspension of life.
33-iii. 2. 475
Practice and Theory. The art and practic part of life Must be the mistress to the theoric.* 20-i. 1. 476
Contentiousness. Some kind of men put quarrels purposely on others, to taste their valour.
4-iii. 4. 477
Friendship’s full of dregs: Methinks, false hearts should never have sound legs, Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on court’sies.
27-i. 2. 478
30—v. 2. Avarice.
Avarice Grows with more pernicious root Than summer-seeding lust.
15-iv. 3. 480
Faithless friendship. Who should be trusted now, when one's right hand Is perjured to the bosom?
2-v. 4. 481
| Than summer-sinning lust.
Though little fire grows great with little wind,
12-ii. 1. 482
Suspicion. Who finds the heifer dead, and bleeding fresh, And sees "fast by a butcher with an axe, But will suspect, 'twas he that made the slaughter ? Who finds the partridge in the puttock's nest, But may imagine how the bird was dead, Although the kite soar with unbloodied beak ?
22-iii. 2. 483
Selfishness. We cannot all be masters, nor all masters Cannot be truly follow'd. You shall mark Many a duteous and knee-crooking knave, That, doting on his own obsequious bondage, Wears out his time, much like his master's ass, For nought but provender; and, when he's old, cashier'd.
Others there are, Who, trimm'd in forms and visages of duty, Keep yet their hearts attending on themselves; And, throwing but shows of service on their lords, Do well thrive by them, and, when they have lined
their coats, Do themselves homage.
37-i. 1. 484
Violent desires. The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action ; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust; Enjoy'd no sooner, but despised straight; Past reason hunted; and, no sooner had, Past reason hated, as a swallow'd bait, On purpose laid to make the taker mad : Mad in pursuit, and in possession so; Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme; A bliss in proof,—and proved, a very woe; Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream: All this the world well knows; yet none knows well To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.
485 Man changed by outward circumstances.
At all times alike Men are not still the same; 'Twas time and griefs, That framed him thus; time, with his fairer hand Offering the fortunes of his former days, The former man may make him.
27-v. 2. 486
The effects of fear and sloth.
Ebbing men, Most often do so near the bottom run, By their own fear, or sloth.
1-ii. 1. 487
The time will bring on summer, When briars shall have leaves as well as thorns, And be as sweet, as sharp.*
11-iv. 4. 488
As man's ingratitude:
Although thy breath be rude,
As benefits forgot :
As friend remember'di not. 10-ii. 7. 489
36-iv. 5. 490
Man to be studied before trusted.
* As briars have sweetness with their prickles, so shall troubles be recompensed with joy. | Unnatural.
Grief in experience and inexperience.
True grief is fond, and testy as a child,
13—v. 3. 493
The power of natural affection. Unreasonable creatures feed their young: And though man's face be fearful to their eyes, Yet, in protection of their tender ones, Who hath not seen them (even with those wings Which sometimes they have used with fearful flight) Make war with them that climb'd unto their nest, Offering their own lives in their young's defence ?
23–ii. 2. 494
The poor wren, The most diminutive of birds, will fight,* Her young ones in her nest, against the owl.
15-iv, 2. 495
Service seldom duly rewarded. The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true and exact performer.
11-iii. 6. 496
15-i. 3. 497
The frailty of beauty. Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'er-sways their power,
* Fight for.
| Acts xvi. 16-18.
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
7-v. 1. 499
Conscience. Conscience, it makes a man a coward; a man cannot steal, but it accuseth him; a man cannot swear, but it checks him; a man cannot lie with his neighbour's wife, but it detects him.
24-i. 4. 500 Troubles aggravated by the view of what would
The power of fear.