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"We ought to make collections of the thoughts of Shak

speare; they may be cited on every occasion and under every form; and no man who has a tincture of letters can open his works without finding there a thousand things which he ought not to forget."


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3. The poor abuses of the time want countenance a.

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In the absence of the needer.

28-iv. 1.

10. Advantage is a better soldier, than rashness.

20-iii. 6.

8. Action is eloquence, and the eyes of the ignorant More learned than their ears.

Advantage doth ever cool

28-iii. 2.

If abuses want countenance, the misconduct of those

who are called great is too ready to give them.

Men, after possession, become our commanders; before

it, they are our supplicants.


11. Adversity's sweet milk-philosophy. 35-iii. 3. 12. Men shut their doors against a setting sun.

27-i. 2.

13. That, sir, which serves and seeks for gain, And follows but for form,

Will pack, when it begins to rain,

34-ii. 4.

And leave thee in the storm.

14. Nor ask advice of any other thought But faithfulness and courage.

33-i. 1.

15. Since the affairs of men rest still uncertain, Let's reason with the worst that may befal.


7-i. 1.

16. Affection is not rated from the heart. 12-i. 1.



Mistress of passion, sways it to the mood
Of what it likes, or loathes.

9-iv. 1.

15-i. 6.

18. The love that follows us, sometime is our trouble, Which still we thank as love. 19. Affection faints not, like a pale-faced coward, But then woos best, when most his choice is froward.

9-iv. 1.

33-i. 1.

20. All love the womb that their first beings bred.

21. Affection is a coal that must be cool'd;

Else, suffer'd, it will set the heart on fire:
The sea hath bounds, but deep desire hath none.

22. Affliction may subdue the cheek,


But not take in the mind.

13-iv. 3.

• Driven out by chiding.


23. Banish the canker of ambitious thoughts.

22-i. 2.

24. Man and birds are fond of climbing high.

22-ii. 1.

25. Vaulting ambition o'erleaps itself. 26. Who digs hills because they do aspire, Throws down one mountain to cast up a higher.

15-i. 7.



33-i. 4.

The soldier's virtue, rather makes choice of loss
Than gain which darkens him.

30-iii. 1.

28. The amity, that wisdom knits not, folly may easily untie.

26-ii. 3.

29. Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell.

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Anger is like

17-iii. 2.

A full-hot horse, who being allowed his way,

Self-mettle tires him.

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27-iv. 3.

30-iv. 1.


We'll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee there's no labouring in the winterd.

34-ii. 4.

"Go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her ways, and be wise."-Prov. vi. 6. "The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer."-Prov. xxx. 25.



A pure appeal seeks to the heart, Which, once corrupted, takes the worser part.

34-ii. 4.

35. Your dull ass will not mend his pace with


36. Make assurance double sure.

36-v. 1.

15-iv. 1.


37. There is no fettering of authority.

11-ii. 3.

38. Thus can the demi-god, Authority,

Make us pay down for our offence by weight.

5.-i. 3.

39. Though authority be a stubborn bear, oft led by the nose with gold.

yet he is 13-iv. 3.


'Tis safer to


Avoid what's grown, than question how 't is born.

What cannot be avoided,

13-i. 2.

'T were childish weakness to lament or fear.

23-v. 4.

42. Ay and no, too, [is] no good divinitye. 34-iv. 6.

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"When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay? But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.”—2 Cor. i. 17-19.

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