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He, that depends Upon your favours, swims with fins of lead, And hews down oaks with rushes. Hang ye! Trust ye? With every minute you do change a mind; And call him noble, that was now your hate, Him vile, that was your garland.
28-i. 1. 198
Why, had your bodies No heart among you? Or had you tongues, to cry Against the rectorship of judgment? 28-ii. 3.
He that trusts you,
201 What's the matter, you dissentious
rogues, That rubbing the poor itch of your opinion, Make yourselves scabs ?
284i, 1. 202
You souls of geese,
204 It was always yet the trick of our English nation, if they have a good thing, to make it too common.
205 The clothier means to dress the commonwealth, and turn it, and set a new nap upon it.
206 The caterpillars of the commonwealth. 17-ii. 3.
I cannot tell
208 We must suggest the people, in what hatred He still hath held them : that to his power, he would Have made them mules, silenced their pleaders, and Dispropertied their freedoms : holding them, In human action and capacity, Of no more soul, nor fitness for the world, Than camels in their war; who have their provand Only for bearing burdens, and sore blows For sinking under them.
28-ii. 1. 209
I love the people, But do not like to stage me to their eyes : Though it do well, I do not relish well Their loud applause, and aves vehement : Nor do I think the man of safe discretion, That does affect it.
210 Let not the world see fear, and sad distrust, Govern the motion of a kingly eye. 16-v. 1. Of pain.
212 Show boldness and aspiring confidence. 16-v. 1.
Something, sure, of state, Hath puddled his clear spirit : and, in such cases, Men's natures wrangle with inferior things, Though great ones are their object. 'Tis even so ; For let our finger ache, and it indues Our other healthful members ev'n to that sense
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Who is so gross,
28-jii. 1. 216
The man was noble, But with his last attempt he wiped it out; Destroy'd his country; and his name remains, To the ensuing age, abhorr'd
28—V. 3. 217 Behold destruction, frenzy, and amazement, Like witless antics, one another meet. 26_V. 3.
219 Courtiers as free, as debonair, unarm’d, As bending angels; that's their fame in peace: But when they would seem soldiers, they have galls, Good arms, strong joints, true swords; and Jove's
accord, Nothing so full of heart.
Civil dissension is a viperous worm,
221 Cruel are the times, when we are traitors, And do not know ourselves: when we hold rumour From what we fear, yet know not what we fear; But float upon a wild and violent sea, Each way, and move.
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Great promotions Are daily given, to ennoble those That scarce, some two days since, were worth a noble.
24-i. 1. 223 We hear this fearful tempest sing, Yet seek no shelter to avoid the storm; We see the wind sit sore upon our sails, And yet we strike not, but securely perish.
224 The jury, passing on the prisoner's life, May, in the sworn twelve, have a thief or two Guiltier than him they try: What's open made to
justice, That justice seizes. What know the vs, That thieves do pass on thieves?
225 If little faults, proceeding on distemper, Shall not be wink'd at, how shall we stretch our eye, When capital crimes, chew'd, swallow'd, and digested, Appear before us?
228 Poise the cause in justice' equal scales, Whose beam stands sure, whose rightful cause prevails.
22-ii. 1. 229 Contention, like a horse, Full of high feeding, madly hath broke loose, And bears down all before him.
1941. 1. 230 The tag,—whose rage doth rend Like interrupted waters, and o'erbear What they are used to bear.
28-iii. 1. 232 The present time's so sick, That present medicine must be minister'd, Or overthrow incurable ensues.
16-v. 1. 233 O conspiracy! Sham'st thou to show thy dangerous brow by night, When evils are most free? O, then, by day, Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough