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Virtue is beauty ; but the beauteous-evil
4-iii. 4. 87
Virtue and Vice, their influence.
36-i. 5. 88
Hypocrisy. 'Tis too much proved, f—that, with devotion's visage, And pious action, we do sugar o'er The devil himself.
36-iii. 4. 89
Age provident. Youth heedless.
36-ii. 1. 90
Instability of worldly glory.
27-i. 2. 91
Mankind, its general character.
Who lives, that's not Depraved, or depraves? who dies, that bears Not one spurn to their graves of their friend's gift ?T
27-i. 2. 92
Interposition. 'Tis dangerous, when the baser nature comes
* In the time of Shakspeare, trunks, which are now deposited in lumber-rooms, were part of the furniture in apartments where company was received. They were richly ornamented on the top and sides with scrollwork, and emblematical devices, and were elevated on feet. + Ornamented.
§ Too frequent. il i.e. The glory of this life is just as much madness in the eye of reason, as pomp appears to be when compared to the frugal repast of a philosopher.
1 i. e. Given them by their friends.
Between the pass and fell incensed points
36-v. 2. 93
34-i. 1. 94
Obstinacy, its evil.
To persist In doing wrong, extenuates not wrong, But makes it much more heavy.
26-ii. 2. 95
20-iii. 3. 96
34-iv. 2. 97
37-iii. 3. 98
24-iv. 4. 99
Frailty of man.
* Folded, doubled. †• He that covereth his sins shall not prosper.' Prov. xxviii. 13. First folio reads,
Who covers faults at last with shame derides.' | Restrained within any certain bounds.
$ Tear off. * Courts of equity.
Keep leets,* and law-days, and in session sit
37-iji. 3. 100
Timidity and self-confidence. Blind Fear, that seeing Reason leads, finds safer footing than blind Reason stumbling without Fear.
26-iii. 2. 101 Judgment influenced by circumstances.
Men's judgments are
30iii. 11. 102
17-i. 3. 103
That seem like prudent helps, are very poisonous
28-iii. 1. 104
Knowledge to be communicated.
That man-how dearly ever parted,||
26-iii. 3. 105
Who has so virtuous a breast, that some impure conceptions will not sometimes enter into it: hold a session there as in a regu. lar court nd. by the side' of a sed at lawful thoughts ? Rom. vii. 18-24. Prov. v. 14.
| Are of a piece with them. & Growling
! Excellently endowed.
Salutes each other with each other's form,
26-iii. 3. 106
the lord of any thing (Though in and of him there be much consisting), Till he communicate his parts to others: Nor doth he of himself know them for aught, Till he behold them form’d in the applause, Where they're extended; which, like an arch, rever
26-iii. 3. 107
Man not to be a slave to sense.
What is a man, If his chief good, and market* of his time, Be but to sleep, and feed ? a beast, no more. Sure, He, that made us with such large discourse,f Looking before, and after, gave us not That capability and godlike reason To fustf in us unused.
36-iy. 4. 108
Trifling with Time. We play the fools with the time; and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds, and mock us. 19-ii. 2. 109
Posthumous fame. If a man do not erect in this age his own tomb ere he dies, he shall live no longer in monument than the bell rings, and the widow weeps.
6-v. 2. 110
Adversity, its effects. Ah! when the means are gone, that buy this praise, The breath is gone whereof this praise is made : Fast won-fast lost; one cloud of winter showers, These flies are couched.
† Power of comprehension.
| Grow mouldy. 5-V: 1.
7-v. 1. 112 :
Mind the test of man.
12-iv. 3. 114
Cultivation and Sterility. Our bodies are our gardens; to the which, our wills are gardeners : so that if we will plant nettles, or sow lettuce; set hyssop, and weed up thyme; supply it with one gender of herbs, or distract it with many; either to have it sterile with idleness, or manured with industry; why, the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills. If the balance of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality, the blood and baseness of our natures would conduct us to most preposterous conclusions.
37-i. 3. 115
Misconception of motives.
15-iv. 2. 116
When outward courtesies truly declare