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Not a friend, not a friend greet
To weep there.
CONCEALED LOVE. She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on her damask cheek; she pin'd in thought; And, with a green and yellow melancholy, She sat like patience on a monument, Smiling at grief.
This fellow's wise enough to play the fool;
Cesario, by the roses of the spring,
nor reason, can my passion hide. Do not extort thy reasons from this clause, For, that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause: But, rather, reason thus with reason fetter: Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
* A hawk not well trained. # In spite of.
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.
LOVE COMMENDED AND CENSURED.
YET writers say, As in the sweetest bud,
LOVE FROWARD AND DISSEMBLING.
ADVANTAGE OF TRAVELLING,
LOVE COMPARED TO AN APRIL DAY
0, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day;
And by and by a cloud takes all away!
HUMOROUS DESCRIPTION OF A MAN IN LOVE.
Marry, by these special marks: First, you have learned, like Sir Proteus, to wreathe your arms like a malecontent; to relish a love-song, like a robinredbreast; to walk alone, like one that had the pestilence; to sigh, like a school-boy, that had lost his A, B, C; to weep, like a young wench that had buried her grandam; to fast, like one that takes diet;* to watch, like one that fears robbing; to speak puling, like a beggar at Hallowmas.f You were wont, when you laughed, to crow like a cock; when you walked, to walk like one of the lions; when you fasted, it was presently after dinner; when you looked sadly, it was for the want of money; and now you are metamorphosed with a mistress, that, when I look on you, I can hardly think you my master.
AN ACCOMPLISHED YOUNG GENTLEMAN.
His years but young, but his experience old;
CONTEMPT OF LOVE PUNISHED.
I have done penance for contemning love; Whose high imperious thoughts have punished me With bitter fasts, with penitential groans, With nightly tears, and daily heart-sore sighs; For, in revenge of my contempt of love, Love hath chas'd sleep from my enthralled eyes, And made them watchers of mine own heart's sor
O, gentle Proteus, love's a mighty lord;
LOVE COMPARED TO A WAXEN IMAGE.
For now my love is thaw'd;
LOVE INCREASED BY ATTEMPTS TO SUPPRESS IT.
Didst thou but know the inly touch of love, Thou would'st as soon go kindle fire with snow, As seek to quench the fire of love with words.
Luc. I do not seek to quench your love's hot fire; But qualify the fire's extreme rage, Lest it should burn above the bounds of reason. Jul. The more thou dam’st* it up, the more it
burns; The current that with gentle murmur glides, Thou know'st, being stopp’d, impatiently doth rage, But, when his fair course is not hindered, He makes sweet music with the enamel'd stones, Giving a gentle kiss to every sedge He overtaketh in his pilgrimage; And so by many winding nooks he strays, With willing sport to the wild ocean. Then let me go, and hinder not my course: I'll be as patient as a gentle stream. And make a pastime of each weary step, Till the last step have brought me to my love; And, there I'll rest, as, after much turmoil,t A blessed soul doth in Elysium.
A FAITHFUL AND CONSTANT LOVER. His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles; His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate; His tears, pure messengers sent from his heart; His heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth.
ACT III. . PRESENTS PREVAIL WITH WOMEN. Win her with gifts, if she respect not words; Dumb jewels often, in their silent kind, More than quick words do move a woman's mind.
A LOVER'S BANISHMENT. And why not death, rather than living torment? To die, is to be banish'd from myself: • Closest.
And Silvia is myself: banished from her,
BEAUTY PETITIONING IN VAIN.
them, As if but now they waxed pale for wo: But neither bended knees, pure hands held up, Sad sighs, deep groans, nor silver-shedding tears, Could penetrate her upcompassionate sire
Hope is a lover's staff; walk hence with that, And manage it against despairing thoughts.
LOVE COMPARED TO A FIGURE ON ICE. This weak impress of love is as a figure Trenched* in ice; which with an hour's heat Dissolves to water, and doth lose his form.
THREE THINGS IN MAN DISLIKED BY FEMALES.
The best way is to slander Valentine
THE POWER OF POETRY WITH FEMALES.
Say, that upon the altar of her beauty