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for certain of my creditors : and yet, to say the truth, I had as lief have the foppery of freedom, as the morality of imprisonment.


Nature is made better by no mean,
But nature makes that mean; so, o'er that art
Which, you say, adds to nature, is an art
That nature makes.

W.T. iv. 3.
This is an art
Which does mend nature,-change it rather; but
The art itself is nature.


I therefore apprehend and do attach thee,
For an abuser of the world, a practiser
Of arts inhibited, and out of warrant.


Say, what's thy name?
Thou hast a grim appearance, and thy face
Bears a command in't; though thy tackle’s torn
Thou show'st a noble vessel.

C. iv. 5. He is able to pierce a corslet with his eye; talks like a knell, and his hum is a battery.

C. v. 4. SOUR. The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes. C. iv. 4. ASPIRANT. A high hope for a low having : God grant us patience!

L. L. i. 1. Sir, I lack advancement.

H. iii. 2. ASS.

Now, what a thing it is to be an ass ! Tit. And. iv. 2.

O that he were here to write me down an ass ! but, masters, remember that I am an ass; though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass.

M. A. iv. 2. I do begin to perceive that I am made an ass. M. W. v.5. If thou be'st not an ass, I am youth of fourteen.

A.W. ii. 3. With the help of a surgeon he might recover, and prove an ass.

M. N. v. 1. ASSASSINS. Kill men i' the dark ! where are these bloody thieves ?

0. v. 1.


The nightiest space in Ortune nature Irinos

To join ike ikes, unu ass ile uure jungs ... I. A.STRC VJERS.

That Ave i jame opery imeti star.
Hare no inore prntit of their sining nente

Than chose that waik un vot but that they are.
Too much to mow, is o mow nogi jut aine,
And every gostarher can are a name.


I nave protesaci me thy friend, and I eonfres ne kait to thy deserving with cables of perlurile suguness

0. i 3. I have forswor his company hourly, any ime this twoand-twenty years, ant ver in bewined with sme rogue's company. I the nsel have not given me ne eines to make me love him, I'll be hangai; if couil it be eise.


Creating my shoes on the plain masonry. A.W. ö. 1. ATTENTION.

Lend thy serious hearing to what I shall mfild. H. i. 5.
Season your animiration for a while
With an attent ear: til I may deliver,
Upon the witness of these gentlemen,
This marvel to you.


Bat I can tell, that in each grace of these
There larks a still and dumb discoursive devil,
That tempts most cunningly.

T.C. iv. 4. AVARICE.

This avarice,
Sticks deeper ; grows with more pernicious root
Than summer-seeding lust.

V. iv. 3.
I think ozen and wain-ropes cannot hale them together.

T. N. iii. 2. ACSTERITY.

Be opposite with a kinsman, surly with servants ; let thy tongue tang arguments of state; put thyself into the trick of singularity.


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,


As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet;
For every pelting petty officer
Would use his heaven for thunder; nothing but thunder.
Merciful heaven!
Thou rather, with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt,
Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak,
Than the soft myrtle. O, but man! proud man!
Dress'd in a little brief authority,
Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd,
His glassy essence, like an angry ape,
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven
As make the angels weep.

M. M. ü. 2.

Not yet on summer's death, nor on the birth
Of trembling winter.

W.T. iv. 3.

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BABBLER (See also Talker).

Fie, what a spendthrift he is of his tongue ! T. ii. 1.
Tut, tut, my lord, we will not stand to prate,
Talkers are no good doers, be assur'd:

We go to use our hands, and not our tongues. R. III. i. 3.

Call you that backing your friends ? a plague upon such backing! give me them that will face me.

H. IV. PT. I. ï. 4.

Cousin, thou wast not wont to be so dull. R. III. iv. 2.
Damnable, both sides rogue.

A.W. iv. 3.
Abhorred slave;
Which any print of goodness will not take
Being capable of all ill.

T. i. 2.
God keep the prince from all the pack of you!

A knot you are of damned blood-suckers. R. III. iii. 3.

I love a ballad but even too well; if it be doleful matter
merrily set down; or a very pleasant thing indeed, and
sung lamentably.

W.T. iv. 3.
Traduc'd by odious ballads.

A.W.ü. 1.

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