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That, when he please again to be himself,
Being wanted, he may be more wonder'd at,
By breaking through the foul and ugly mists
Of vapours, that did seeem to strangle him.

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So when this loose behaviour I throw off,
And pay the debt I never promised,
By how much better than my word I am,
By so much shall I falsify men's hopes;
And, like bright metal on a sullen ground,
My reformation, glittering o'er my fault,
Shall shew more goodly, and attract more eyes,
Than that, which hath no foil to set it off.

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18-i. 2.

Presume not that I am the thing I was:
For heaven doth know, so shall the world perceive,
That I have turned away my former self;

So will I those that kept me company.


19-v. 5.

O, that this good blossom could be kept from cankers!


I have no tongue but one.


There is a fair behaviour in thee,

19-ii. 2.

5-ii. 4.

And though that nature with a beauteous wall
Doth oft close in pollution, yet of thee

I will believe thou hast a mind that suits
With this thy fair and outward character.


4-i. 2.

He was skilful enough to have lived still, if knowledge could be set up against mortality.


Weigh him well,

And that, which looks like pride, is courtesy.

11-i. 1.

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26-iv. 5.


He's opposite to humanity. He outgoes
The very heart of kindness.


27-i. 1.

No villanous bounty yet hath pass'd my heart;
Unwisely, not ignobly, have I given.


He sits 'mongst men, like a descended god:
He hath a kind of honour sets him off,
More than a mortal seeming.

27-ii. 2.

31-i. 7.


Let them accuse me by invention, I

28-iii. 2.

Will answer in mine honour.


He is the cardt or calendar of gentry, for you shall find in him the continent" of what part a gentleman

would see.


36-v. 2.

And, but he's something stain'd

With grief, that's beauty's canker, thou might'st

call him

A goodly person.


1-i. 2.

He is as full of valour, as of kindness;

Princely in both.


Dear lad, believe it;

For they shall yet belie thy happy years,

That say, thou art a man: Diana's lip

20-iv. 3.

Is not more smooth and rubious: thy small pipe

Is as the maiden's organ, shrill, and sound,

And all is semblative a woman's part.


4-i. 4.

He hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his tongue

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is the clapper; for what his heart thinks, his tongue


6-iii. 2.


I cannot flatter; I defy

The tongues of soothers.

18-iv. 1.


16-iv. 1.

He hath a stern look, but a gentle heart.


And here have I the daintiness of ear,
To check time broke in a disorder'd string;
But, for the concord of my state and time,
Had not an ear to hear my true time broke.
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.


17-v. 5.

That churchman bears a bounteous mind indeed,
A hand as fruitful as the land that feeds us;
His dews fall every where.


I'll wrestle with you in my strength of love.


25-i. 3.

30-iii. 2.

One, that, above all other strifes, contended especially to know himself. Rather rejoicing to see another merry, than merry at any thing which professed to make him rejoice.


5-iii. 2.

After your death you were better have a bad epitaph, than ill report while you live.


You know the very road into his kindness,

And cannot lose your way.


Modest wisdom plucks me,

36-ii. 2.

28-v. 1.

From over-credulous hastev.

Over-hasty credulity.

15-iv. 3.


May he live

Longer than I have time to tell his years.
Ever beloved, and loving, may his rule be!
And, when old time shall lead him to his end,
Goodness and he fill up one monument!


25-ii. 1.

On whose bright crest Fame with her loudest O yes Cries, This is he.


I throw mine eyes to Heaven,

26-iv. 5.

Scorning whate'er you can afflict me with. 23—i. 4.


A merrier man,

Within the limit of becoming mirth,
I never spent an hour's talk withal:
His eye begets occasion for his wit;
For every object that the one doth catch,
The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ;
Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor)
Delivers in such apt and gracious words,
That aged ears play truant at his tales,
And younger hearings are quite ravished;
So sweet and voluble is his discourse.


8-ii. 1.

There appears much joy in him; even so much, that joy could not shew itself modest enough without a badge of bitterness. A kind overflow of kindness: There are no faces truer than those that are so washed. 6-i. 1.


Not sleeping, to engross his idle body,

But praying, to enrich his watchful soul. 24-iii. 7.


He is of a noble strain, of approved valour, and confirmed honesty.

6-ii. 1.


He did look far

Into the service of the time, and was

Discipled of the bravest.


11-i. 2.

Thou map of honour, thou most beauteous inn,
Why should hard-favour'd grief be lodged in thee?

17-v. 1.


Dexterity so obeying appetite,

That what he will, he does; and does so much,
That proof is call'd impossibility.

26-v. 5.


He hath a daily beauty in his life.

37-v. 1.


Do not tempt my misery,

Lest that it make me so unsound a man,

As to upbraid you with those kindnesses
That I have done for you.


No sun shall ever usher forth mine honours,
Or gild again the noble troops, that waited

Upon my smiles.


When I know that boasting is an honour,

I shall promulgate.


4-iii. 4.

25-iii. 2.

37-i. 2.

Faster than his tongue

Did make offence, his eye did heal it up.

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In the managing of quarrels, you may see he is

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