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espy Virtue with valour couched in thine eye.

17-1.3.

59 While others fish with craft for great opinion, I with great truth catch mere simplicity;" Whilst some with cunning gild their copper crowns, With truth and plainness I do wear mi bare Fear not my truth; the moral of my wit Is-plain, and true,—there's all the reach of it.

26-iv.4.

60 An honest man he is, and hates the slime That sticks on filthy deeds.

37—V. 2.

61 I am not of that feather, to shake off My friend when he must need me."

27-i. 1.

62 ! As my

hand has open'd bounty to you, My heart dropp'd love, my power rain'd honour.

25-iii. 2. 63

What I did, I did in honour, Led by the impartial conduct of my soul; And never shall you see, that I will beg A ragged and forestall’d remission." 19-v. 2.

64 What thou would'st highly, That would'st thou holily.

15-i. 5.

65 I have ever loved the life removed ;* And held in idle price to haunt assemblies, Where youth, and cost, and witless bravery, keeps.

5-i. 4.

While others, by their art, gain high estimation, I, by honesty, ob. tain a plain simple approbation.

"Cannot but want my assistance. * If he will grant me pardon unasked, so---if not, I will not con descend to solicit it. * Retired,

» Showy dress resides.

66

What a beggar his heart is,
Being of no power to make his wishes good;
His promises fly so beyond his state,
That what he speaks is all in debt, he owes
For every word.

27--i.2.

67 Though from an humble stock, undoubtedly Was fashion'd to much honour. From his cradle, He was a scholar, and a ripe, and good one; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading: Lofty, and sour, to them that loved him not; But to those men that sought him, sweet as summer.

25-iv. 2. 68

That art most rich, being poor; Most choice, forsaken; and most loved, despised !

34-i. 1.

69
I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth,
Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech,
To stir men's blood: I only speak right on.

29–iii. 2.

70 I was created with a stubborn outside, with an aspect of iron,

that, when I come to woo ladies, I fright them. But, in faith, the elder I wax, the better I shall appear: my comfort is, that old age, that ill layer-up of beauty, can do no more spoil upon my face: thou hast me, if thou hast me, at the worst; and thou shalt wear me, if thou wear me, better and better; and therefore tell me, will you have me?

20--V.2. 71 His summer leaves all faded, By envy's hand.

17-i.2.

72 I have seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion.

8--V. 2.

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73
I am constant as the northern star,
Of whose true-fix'd, and resting quality,
There is no fellow in the firmament.

29-iii. 1.

74

The thorny point
Of bare distress hath ta'en from me the show
Of smooth civility.

10-ii. 7.

75 Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens, That one day bloom'd, and fruitful were the next.

21-i. 6. 76

If I lose mine honour, I lose myself.

3-iii. 4.

77 'Tis not my profit that does lead mine honour; Mine honour, it.

30-ü. 7.

78 'Tis he, I ken the manner of his gait; He rises on the toe: that spirit of his In aspiration lifts him from the earth, 26-iv. 5.

79

I know not,
What counts harsh fortune casts upon my face;
But in my bosom shall she never come,
To make my heart her vassal.

30-ii. 6.

80
You shall find, his vanities fore-spent
Were but the outside of the Roman Brutus,
Covering discretion with a coat of folly;
As gardeners do with ordure hide those roots,
That shall first spring, and be most delicate.

20-i. 4.

* Wasted, exhausted. • What justness, beauty, and dignity, in a base comparison! It is recorded of the expeller of the Tarquins, that he presented em. blematically, at Delphos, a solid rod of gold enclosed in a rough wood staff,

81 A man by his own alms empoison'd, And with his charity slain.

28V. 5.

82 He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.

36-i.2.

83

His large fortune, Upon his good and gracious nature hanging, Subdues and properties to his love and tendance All sorts of hearts.

27_i. 1.

84

He's honourable, And, doubling that, most holy.

31-iii. 4.

85 Let me embrace thee, good old chronicle, Thou hast so long walk'd hand in hand with time.

26-iv. 5.

86
Because I cannot flatter, and speak fair,
Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive, and cog,
Duck with French nods and apish courtesy,
I must be held a rancorous enemy.
Cannot a plain man live, and think no harm,
· But thus his simple truth must be abused
By silken, sly, insinuating Jacks?

24-i.3.

87 I earn that I eat, get that I wear; owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness; glad of other men's good, content with my harm.

10-iii. 2,

88
I care not, (so much I am happy
Above a number,) if my actions
Were tried by every tongue, every eye saw them,
Envy and base opinion set against them,
I know my life so even.

25-iii. 1.

89 Thou art a fellow of a good respect; Thy life hath had some smatch of honour in it.

29-v. 5.

90 Your very goodness and your company, O’erpays all I can do.

31-ii. 4. 91

I was amazed
Under the tide: but now I breathe again
Aloft the flood; and can give audience
To any tongue, speak it of what it will. 16-iv.2.

92
I am fallen out with my more headier will,
To take the indisposed and sickly fit
For the sound man.

34-ii. 4.

93 Mine honour is my life; both grow

in

one; Take honour from me, and my life is done.

17-i. 1.

94 We shall be winnow'd with so rough a wind, That even our corn shall seem as light as chaff, And good from bad find no partition. 19-iv. 1.

95

For life, I prize it, As I weigh grief, which I would spare: for honour, 'Tis a derivative from me to mine, And only that I stand for.

13-iii, 2.

96
The breath no sooner left his father's body,
But that his wildness, mortified in him,
Seem’d to die too: yea, at that very moment,
Consideration like an angel came,

b Stunned, confounded. “The glory of a man, is from the honour of his father.”... Ecclus. iii. 11.

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