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wise for either he avoids them with great discretion, or undertakes them with the most Christian-like fear. 6-ii. 3.
O good old man; how well in thee appears
I cannot cog, and say, thou art this and that, like a many of these lisping hawthorn buds, that come like women in men's apparel, and smell like Buckler's-bury in simple-time.
Look how we can, or sad, or merrily,
My blood begins my safer guides to rule;
If his own life answer the straitness of his proceeding, it shall become him well; wherein, if he chance to fail, he hath sentenced himself.
Thus stands my state,
Like to a ship, that, having 'scaped a tempest,
Even with the promotion gained by service, is service
Formerly chiefly inhabited by druggists.
I am disgraced, impeach'd, and baffled here;
I cannot hide what I am: I must be sad, when I have cause, and smile at no man's jests: eat when I have stomach, and wait for no man's leisure; sleep, when I am drowsy, and tend to no man's business; laugh, when I am merry, and claw no man in his humour.
Faster than spring-time showers, comes thought on
And not a thought, but thinks on dignity. 22-iii. 1.
There is between my will and all offences
A guard of patience.
I'll play the orator,
As if the golden fee, for which I plead,
Were for myself.
I have sounded the very base string of humility.
In his commendations I am fed ;
It is a banquet to me.
His real habitude gave life and grace
Accomplish'd in himself, not in his case:
All aids themselves made fairer by their place;
All kind of arguments, and question deep,
INFERIOR AND TRIFLING
Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time:
And other of such vinegar aspéct,
That they'll not show their teeth in way of smile; Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable. 9-i. 1.
There are a sort of men, whose visages
Do cream and mantle, like a standing pond;
And do a wilful stillnessy entertain,
y Obstinate silence.
I do know of these,
That therefore only are reputed wise,
For saying nothing; who, I am very sure,
If they should speak, would almost damn those ears, Which, hearing them, would call their brothers, fools. 9-i. 1.
This fellow 's wise enough to play the fool;
For folly, that he wisely shews, is fit;
But wise men, folly fallen, quite taint their wit.
I do know him valiant,
And, touch'd with choler, hot as gunpowder,
And quickly will return an injury.
His humble weeds.
With a proud heart he wore
This milky gentleness, and course of yours,
Though I condemn it not, yet, under pardon,
You are much more attask'd for want of wisdom, Than praised for harmful mildness.
As you are old and reverend, you should be wise.
You do unbend your noble strength, to think
So brainsickly of things.
His humour is lofty, his discourse peremptory, his
tongue filed, his eye ambitious, his gait majestical, and his general behaviour vain, ridiculous, and thrasonicalc.
Being scarce made up,
I mean, to man, he had not apprehension
Is of that nature, that to your huge store
A man in all the world's new fashion planted,
He has every thing, that an honest man should not have; what an honest man should have, he has nothing. 11-iv. 3.
O, he 's as tedious
As is a tired horse, a railing wife;
Worse than a smoky house:-I had rather live
I have neither the scholar's melancholy, which is emulation; nor the musician's, which is fantastical; nor the courtier's, which is proud; nor the soldier's, which is ambitious; nor the lawyer's, which is politic;
d Effect for defect.