Page images


Five justices' hands to it, and authorities more than my pack will hold.

W.T. iv. 3. AUTHOR (See also Poet, RHYMSTER).

Nay, do not wonder at it: you are made
Rather to wonder at the things you hear
Than to work any. Will you rhyme upon’t,
And vent it for a mockery?

Cym. v. 3. AUTHORITY (See also OFFICE).

O place! O form!
How often dost thou with thy case, thy habit,
Wrench awe from fools, and tie the wisest souls
To thy false seeming. Blood, thou still art blood :
Let's write good angel on the devil's horn,
Tis not the devil's crest.

M. M. ii. 4.
Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar,
And the creature run from the cur: There,
There, thou might'st behold the great image of authority :
A dog's obeyed in office.

K. L. iv. 6.
Authority, though it err like others,
Hath yet a kind of medicine in itself,
That skins the vice o' the top.

M. M. ii. 2.
I shall remember:
When Cæsar says,-Do this, it is perform'd. J.C. i. 2.
Authority bears a credent bulk,
That no particular scandal once can touch
But it confounds the breather.

M. M. iv. 4.
Who will believe thee, Isabel !
My unsoil'd name, the austereness of my life,
My vouch against you, and my place i' the state,
Will so your accusation overweigh,
That you shall stifle in your own report,
And smell of calumny.

M. M. ii. 4.
O, he sits high, in all the people's hearts ;
And that which would appear offence in us,
His countenance, like richest alchemy,
Will change to virtue and to worthiness.

J.C. i. 3. Well, I must be patient, there is no fettering of authority.

A.W.ii. 3. And though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold.

W.T. iv. 3.
Thus can the demi-god, Authority,
Make us pay down for our offence by weight. M.M. i. 3.


Could great men thunder,

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

4. T. i. 1.


An I have not ballads made on you all, and sung to filthy tunes, let a cup of sack be my poison.

H. IV. PT. 11. ii. 2. I love a ballad in print a' life ; for then we are sure they are true.

W. T. iv. 3. BALLAD-MONGERS (See also Poetry, RHYMSTERS).

I had rather be a kitten, and cry,—mew,
Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers :
I had rather hear a brazen can’stick turn'd,
Or a dry wheel grate on an axletree;
And that would set my teeth nothing on edge,
Nothing so much as mincing poetry;
'Tis like the forc'd gait of a shumiling nag.

H. VI. PT.


O master, if you did but hear the pedlar at the door, you would never dance again after a tabor and pipe ; no, the bag-pipe could not move you: he sings several tunes, faster than you'll tell money ; he utters them as he had eaten

ballads, and all men's ears grow to their tunes. W. T. iv. 3. BANISHMENT.

Banish'd, is banish'd from the world,
And world's exile is death : then banish'd
Is death misterm’d: calling death, -banishment,
Thou cut'st my head off with a golden axe,
And smil'st upon the stroke that murders me. R. J. ïïi. 3.
Then England's ground, farewell ; sweet soil, adieu ;
My mother, and my nurse, that bears me yet!
Where'er I wander, boast of this I can,
Though banish'd, yet a true-born Englishran. R. II. i. 3.

Banished ?
O friar, the damned use that word in hell;
Howlings attend it.

R. J. ii. 3.
I've stoopt my neck under your injuries,
And sigh'd my English breath in foreign clouds,
Eating the bitter bread of banishment. R. II. ii. 1.

Banish me ?
Banish your dotage ; banish usury,
That makes the senate ugly.

T. A. iii. 5. BANTERING.

With that, all laugh'd, and clapp'd him on the shoulder;
Making the bold wag, by their praises, bolder:
One rubb'd his elbow, thus; and fleer'd, and swore,
A better speech was never heard before. L. L. v. 2.


I have laboured for the poor gentleman, to the extremest shore of my modesty.

M. M. iii. 2. APOLOGY.

What, shall this speech he spoke for our excuse ?
Or shall we on without apology.

R.J. i. 4. APOPLEXY.

This apoplexy is, as I take it, a kind of lethargy, an't please your lordship; a kind of sleeping in the blood, a whoreson tingling


I do remember an apothecary,-
And hereabouts he dwells, whom late I noted
In tatter'd weeds, with overwhelming brows,
Culling of simples; meagre were his looks,
Sharp misery had worn him to the bones :
And in his needy shop a tortoise hung,
An alligator stuff'd, and other skins
Of ill-shap'd fishes ; and about his shelves
A beggarly account of empty boxes,
Green earthen pots, bladders and musty seeds,
Remnants of packthread, and old cakes of roses,
Were thinly scatter'd to make up a show.
Noting this penury, to myself I said,-
An' if a man did need a poison now,
Whose sale is present death in Mantua.

Here lives a caitiff wretch would sell it him. R. J. v. 1. APPARITION (See also Guosts, Spirits).

I have heard (but not believ'd) the spirits of the dead
May walk again: if such thing be, thy mother
Appear'd to me last night; for ne'er was dream
So like a waking.

W. T. iii. 3. APPEAL.

And here I stand:-judge, my masters. H. IV. PT. 1. ii. 4. APPELLATIONS OF JUVENILE ENDEARMENT.

Adoptedly; as school-maids change their names
By vain, though apt affection.


And there is such confusion in my powers,
As, after some oration fairly spoke
By a beloved prince, there doth appear
Among the buzzing pleased multitude :
Where every something being blent together,
Turus to a wild of nothing.

M. V. ü. 2

Heaven! that I had thy head ! he has found the meaning.

P. P. i. 1.
Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile ;
Filths savour but themselves.

K. L. iy. 2.
Your spirits shine through you.

M. üi. 1.
I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats;
If it be man's work, I will do it.

K. L. v. 3. ARDOUR, MILITARY (See also WAR).

O let the hours be short,
Till fields, and blows, and groans applaud our sport.

I. IV. PT. I. i. 3.
Forsooth, a great arithmetician.

0.i.1. ARMAMENT, Sailing.

Thus with imagin’d wing our swift scene flies,
In motion of no less celerity
Than that of thought. Suppose


have seen
The well-appointed King at Hampton pier
Embark his royalty, and his brave feet
With silken streamers the young Phoebus fanning.
Play with your fancies; and in them behold,
Upon the hempen tackle ship-boys climbing :
Hear the shrill whistle which doth order give
To sounds confus’d; behold the threaden sails,
Borne with the invisible and creeping wind,
Draw the huge bottoms through the furrow'd sea,
Breasting the lofty surge: 0 do but think,
You stand upon the rivage, and behold
A city on the inconstant billows dancing;
For so appears this fleet majestical,
Holding due course to Harfieur.

H.V. ii. chorus. ARMY (See also War).

A braver choice of dauntless spirits
Than now the English bottoms have waft o'er,
Did never float upon the swelling tide,
To do offence and scath in Christendom.
The interruption of their churlish drums
Cuts off more circumstance: they are at hand,
To parley, or to fight; therefore prepare. K. J. ü. 1.
England, impatient of your just demands,
Hath put himself in arms; the adverse winds,
Whose leisure I have staid, have given him time

« PreviousContinue »