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631 Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice: Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
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The same. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy: For the apparel oft proclaims the man. 36_i. 3.
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To thine ownself be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. 36_i. 3.
Parents to be consulted in marriage concerns.
Reason, my son Should choose himself a wife; but as good reason, The father (all whose joy is nothing else But fair posterity) should hold some counsel In such a business.
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The danger of dalliance.
Do not give dalliance Too much the rein: the strongest oaths are straw To the fire i’ the blood.
h Economy, thriftiness.
The heavens hold firm The walls of thy dear honour; keep unshaked That temple, thy fair mind.
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Advice to females.' Beware of them, Diana; their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these engines of lust, are not the things they go under: many a maid hath been seduced by them; and the misery is, example, that so terrible shews in the wreck of maidenhood, cannot for all that dissuade succession, but they are limed with the twigs that threaten them. I hope, I need not to advise you farther ; but, I hope, your own grace will keep you where you are, though there were no farther danger known, but the modesty which is so lost.
presence; Set your entreatmentsk at a higher rate, Than a command to parley.
i They are not the things for which their names would make them pass.
k Favours, objects of entreaty. 1 Implorers.
m Most cautious.
Too oft before their buttons be disclosed;
36-i. 3. 643 Weigh what loss your honour may sustain, If with too credent" ear you listo his songs; Or lose your heart; or your chaste treasure open To his unmaster'd' importunity. Fear it, fear it, And keep you in the rear of your affection, Out of the shot and danger of desire. 36–1.3. 644
Example and precept.
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Beauty heightened by goodness. The hand, that hath made you fair, hath made you good: the goodness, that is cheap in beauty, makes beauty brief in goodness; but grace, being the soul of your complexion, should keep the body of it ever fair.
646 Grief alleviated by submission to Heaven.
• Listen to.
P Licentious. "Regards not his own lessons.
0, in this love, you love your child so ill, That you run mad, seeing that she is well.
35-iv. 5. 647 Conjugal affection needful in wives. Fie, fie, unknit that threat'ning unkind brow; And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor: It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads; Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair buds; And in no sense is meet or amiable.
My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you, I am bound for life, and education; My life and education, both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty, I am hitherto your daughter: but here's my husband; And so much duty as my mother shew'd To you, preferring you before her father,
So much I challenge, that I may profess
Due to my
The venomous effects of jealousy.
O beware of jealousy;
But yet, -
Violent delights have short duration.
Violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die; like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume: the sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness, And in the taste confounds the appetite: Therefore, love moderately; long love doth so, Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow." 35-ii. 5, 654
For love of grace, Lay not that flattering unction to your soul; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place; Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen.
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The force of habit.
u Precipitation produces mishap.