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Renege,* affirm, and turn their halcyont beaks

every gale and vary of their masters, As knowing nought, like dogs, but following.

34-ii. 2.

544 His red sparkling eyes blab his heart's malice.

22-iii. 1.

545 Thou art a slave, whom fortune's tender arm With favour never clasp'd; but bred a dog.

27-iv. 3.

I do the wrong and first begin to brawl.
The secret mischiefs that I set abroach,
I lay unto the grievous charge of others.
But then I sigh, and with a piece of scripture,
Tell them—that God bids us do good for evil.
And thus I clothe my naked villany
With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ;
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.

24-i. 3.

I can counterfeit the deep tragedian ;
Speak, and look back, and pry on every side,
Tremble and start at wagging of a straw.
Intending deep suspicion : ghastly looks,
Are at my service, like enforced smiles;
And both are ready in their offices,
At any time to grace my stratagems.

24-iii. 5. 548

No man's pie is freed From his ambitious finger.

25mi. 1. 549

Profane fellow ! Wert thou the son of Jupiter, and no more, But what thou art, besides, thou wert too base To be a groom : thou wert dignified enough,

* Disown. † The bird called the king.fisher, which, when dried, and hung by a thread, is supposed to turn his bill to the point from whence the wind blows.

| Pretending.

Even to the point of envy, if 'twere made
Comparative for your virtues, to be styled
The under-hangman of the kingdom ; and hated
For being preferr'd so well.

31-ii. 3.


If thou hadst not been born the worst of men,
Thou hadst been a knave and flatterer.* 27-iv. 3.


From whose so many weights of baseness cannot
A dram of worth be drawn.

31-iii. 5.


You know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses.

24-i. 2.

553 Insulting tyranny begins to jet.

24-ii. 4.

554 Thou wast seald in thy nativity The slave of nature and the son of hell!

24-i. 3.

555 Thou globe of sinful continents, what a life dost thou lead !

19-ii. 4. 556

His humour Was nothing but mutation; ay, and that From one bad thing to worse.

31-iv. 2.


The composition, that your valour and fear makes in you, is a virtue of a good wing.t

11-i. 1.


* Dr. Johnson says. that “ Dryden has quoted two verses of Virgil, to show how well he could have written satires." Shakspeare has here given a specimen of the same power by a line bitter be. yond all bitterness, in which Timon tells A pemantus that he had not virtue enough for the vices which he condemned.

| To fly for safety.

From the extremest upward of thy head,
To the descent and dust beneath thy feet,
A most toad-spotted traitor.

34-v. 3.

559 And what may make him blush in being known, He'll stop the course by which it might be known.

33–i. 2.

560 Spiteful and wrathful; who, as others do, Loves for his own ends, not for you.

15-iii. 5.


A wretch whom nature is ashamed,
Almost to acknowledge hers.

34-i. 1.

562 He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere, Ill-faced, worse-bodied, shapeless every where; Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind; Stigmatical in making,* worse in mind. 14-iv. 2.

563 Whose tongue more poisons than the adder's tooth!

23-i. 4.

564 I will converse with iron-witted fools, And unrespective boys; none are for me, That look into me with considerate eyes. 24-iv. 2.


With doubler tongue Than thine, thou serpent, never adder stung.

7-jii. 2.

566 There is no more mercy in him, than there is milk in a male tiger.

28—V. 4. * Marked by nature with deformity.


O villains, vipers, Dogs, easily won to fawn on any man! 17-iii. 2.


This holy fox, Or wolf, or both; for he is equal ravenous, As he is subtle; and as prone to mischief, As able to perform it.

25-i. 1. 569

Thou most lying slave, Whom stripes may move, not kindness. 1-i. 2.

570 For he is set so only to himself, That nothing but himself

, which looks like man, Is friendly with him.

27-v. 2.

Thou art as opposite to every good,
As the antipodes are unto us,
Or as the south to the septentrion.*
O, tiger's heart, wrapp'd in a woman's hide!

23–i. 4.

572 One whose hard heart is button'd up

with steel; A fiend, a fairy, pitiless and rough ; A wolf, nay, worse, a fellow all in buff; (mands A back-friend, a shoulder-clapper, one that counterThe passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands.

14-iv. 2.

573 The heaviness and guilt within my bosom Takes off my manhood.

31-v. 2. 574

Thou art reverent Touching thy spiritual function, not thy life.

21-iii. 1. * The north.


Never did I know A creature, that did bear the shape of man, So keen and greedy to confound a man.

9-iii. 2.


A hovering temporizer, that
Canst with thine eyes at once see good and evil,
Inclining to them both.

13-i. 2.

577 I never heard a man of his place, gravity, and learning, so wide of his own respect.

3-iii. 1.

This outward-sainted deputy,
Whose settled visage and deliberate word
Nips youth i' the head, and follies doth enmew, *
As falcon doth the fowl,—is yet a devil;
His filth within being cast, he would appear
A pond as deep as hell.

5-iii. I.



579 She is beautiful; and therefore to be woo'd ; She is a woman; therefore to be won. 21-v. 3.


In her youth There is a pronet and speechless dialect, Such as moves men; beside, she hath prosperous art, When she will play with reason and discourse, And well she can persuade.

5-i. 3.

† Prompt.

* Shut up.

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