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Leave her to heaven, And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge, To prick and sting her.

36–1.5. 657

Needful severity.
Thou hast cleft my heart in twain.

O, throw away the worser part of it, And live the purer with the other half. 36-iii. 4. 658

Grief not to be cherished.
Lay aside life-harming heaviness,
And entertain a cheerful disposition. 17_ii. 2.

Mental anguish.
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased;
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow;
Raze out the written troubles of the brain;
And, with some sweet oblivious antidote,
Cleanse the foul' bosom of that perilous stuff,
Which weighs upon the heart ?

15-v.3. 660 Resignation to the will of God enjoined. Do not, for ever, with thy vailed lids Seek for thy noble father in the dust: Thou know'st, 'tis common; all, that live, must die, Passing through nature to eternity. 36-i.2. 661 The value of faithful servants.

If I Had servants true about me;" that bare eyes To see alike mine honour, as their profits, Their own particular thrifts,—they would do that, Which should undo more doing.

13-i.2. 662

The severity of age to youth. You, that are old, consider not the capacities of us that are young: you measure the heat of our livers with the bitterness of your galls.

19-i.2. 663


Deal mildly with his youth; For young hot colts, being raged, do rage the more.

17-ii. 1. "All the editions read stuffd, which is evidently wrong. It should be foul bosom, as in As You Like It: “Cleanse the foul body of the infected world."...Act ii, scene 7.

Eph. vi. 5.-7.



Oppression to be avoided.
Press not a falling man too far; 'tis virtue:
His faults lie open to the laws; let them,
Not you, correct them.

25-iii. 2.


The same.
Let us be keen, and rather cut a little,
Than fall, and bruise to death.

5-ii, l.


Courage and cowardice. Turn head, and stop pursuit: for coward dogs Most spend their mouths, when what they seem to

threaten, Runs far before them.

20-ii. 4. 667

I hate ingratitude more in a man,
Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,
Or any taint of vice, whose strong corruption
Inhabits our frail blood.

4-iii. 4.


Anger controlled.

Pray be counsel'd:
I have a heart as little apt as yours,
But yet a brain, that leads my use of anger,
To better vantage.

28-iii. 2.


Fidelity. Though all the world should crack their duty to you, And throw it from their soul; though perils did Abound, as thick as thought could make them, and Appear in forms more horrid; yet my duty, As doth a rock against the chiding flood, Should the approach of this wild river break, And stand unshaken yours.

25-iii. 2. 670

Kindness to be exercised.
The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness,
And time to speak it in; you rub the sore,
When you should bring the plaster.

lii. 1.

* Waste, exhaust.


God's benison


and with those That would make good of bad, and friends of foes!

15-ii. 4. 672 The act of opposing one thing to another. Let us, like merchants, shew our foulest wares, And think, perchance, they 'll sell; if not, The lustre of the better shall exceed, By shewing the worse first.

26-i.3. 673

Forgiveness. The power,

that I have on you, is to spare you; The malice towards you, to forgive you. 31-v.5. 674

Melancholy. Fish not with this melancholy bait, For this fool's gudgeon, this opinion. 9-i. 1. 675

Servitude. Service shall with steeled sinews toil; And labour shall refresh itself with hope. 20-ii. 2. 676 The necessity of forethought.

In whose breast Doubt and suspect, alas, are placed too late : You should have fear'd false times, when you did

feast: Suspect still comes, where an estate is least.

27-iv. 3. 677

Drunkenness. It hath pleased the devil, drunkenness, to give place to the devil, wrath: one imperfectness shews me another, to make me frankly despise myself.

37-ü. 3. 678

Implacability. Not to relent, is beastly, savage, devilish. 24–i. 4. 679

Simplicity's plea.

Let me know my trespass By its own visage: if I then deny it, 'Tis none of mine.

13-i. 2.

1 Matt. v. 9.



Like a shepherd, Approach the fold, and cull the infected forth, But kill not all together.

27-V. 5. 681

The wisdom of concealment.
I will keep her ignorant of her good,
To make her heavenly comforts of despair
When it is least expected.

5-iv. 3. 682

Anger. Do not plunge thyself too far in anger, lest thou hasten thy trial.

11-ii. 3.


Past sorrows not to be cherished. Let us not burden our remembrances With a heaviness that's gone.

1-y. 1.


Dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares do more, is none.

15-i. 7.


Reflection. I would, you would make use of that good wisdom whereof I know you are fraught;' and put away these dispositions, which of late transform you from what you rightly are.

34-i. 4.


Who is ’t can say, I am at the worst?

34-iv. 1.


Reason. Mingle reason with your passion.

34-ii. 4.


Tenderness in judging.

Breathe his faults so quaintly,
That they may seem the taints of liberty:
The flash and out-break of a fiery mind;
A savagenessa in unreclaimed blood,
Of general assault.b

36-ii, 1.

a Wildness.

2 Stored. o i.e. Such as youth in general is liable to.


Reconciliation. Forget, forgive; conclude, and be agreed. 17-i, 1.


Let me take away the harms I fear,
Nor fear still to be taken.

34-i. 4.


The same,

Steel thy fearful thoughts, And change misdoubt to resolution. 22-iii..


This fester'd joint cut off, the rest rest sound;
This, let alone, will all the rest confound.

17-v. 3. 693

Guilty conscience.

Bear not along The clogging burden of a guilty soul. 174.3.



Conquer fortune's spite,
By living low, where fortune cannot hurt you.

23-iv. 6. 695

Attention, Fasten your ear on my advisings.

5-jï. 1.


Be not thy tongue thy own shame's orator.

14-iii. 2. Prudence. It is needful that you frame the season for your own harvest.

6-i. 3.


had an eye


Self-discernment. An you

behind you, you might see more detraction at your heels, than fortunes before you.

4-ii. 5. 699

The danger of extremes.
I shunn'd the fire for fear of burning;
And drench'd me in the sea, where I am drown'd.

2-i. 3.

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