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As well as, I am doubtless, I can purge
4-iii. 3. 42 You are liberal in offers ; You taught me first to beg; and now, methinks, You teach me how a beggar should be answer’d.
43 By the pattern of mine own thoughts I cut out The purity of his.
44 How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. 9-v.).
v Officious parasites.
ci. e. At an ebb.
e Broken hints, abrupt remarks.
45 0, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown! The courtier’s, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword: The expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion, and the mould" of form, The observed of all observers! quite, quite down! And I, of ladies most deject and wretched, That suck’d the honey of his music vows, Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh; That unmatch'd form and feature of blown youth, Blasted with ecstasy.
46 What, are my doors opposed against my passage ? Have I been ever free, and must my house Be my retentive enemy, my gaol? The place, which I have feasted, does it now, Like all mankind, shew me an iron heart? 27-iii. 4.
47 Sick in the world's regard, wretched and low.
18-iv. 3. 48
O, sick to death :
h The model by whom all endeavoured to form themselves.
| Alienation of mind.
Are such infirmities, that honesty
50 This world to me is like a lasting storm, Whirring me from my friends.
52 My eye's too quick, my heart o'erweens too much, Unless my hand and strength could equal them.
54 If well-respected honour bid me on, I hold as little counsel with weak fear,
55 Could beauty have better commerce than with honesty?
loved him next heaven? obey'd him? Been, out of fondness, superstitious to him ?k Almost forgot my prayers to content him? And am I thus rewarded ? 'tis not well.j To perceive the beauty of this passage, view it in its connection in
k Served him with superstitious attention.
Bring me a constant woman to her husband;
25-iii. 1. 58 Those, that do teach young babes, Do it with gentle means, and easy
tasks: He might have chid me so; for, in good faith, I am a child to chiding.
37-iy, 2. 59
in this obedience,
61 Your changed complexions are to me a mirror, Which shews me mine changed too: for I must be
1 As is the dew to the sea.
A party in this alteration, finding
13–i. 2. 62 Patience Of whose soft grace, I have her sovereign aid, And rest myself content.
63 Left her in her tears, and dry'd not one of them with his comfort; swallowed his vows whole, pretending in her discoveries of dishonour: in few, bestowed" her on her own lamentation, which she yet wears for his sake; and he, a marble to her tears, is washed with them, but relents not.
64 He that commends me to my own content, Commends me to the thing I cannot get. I to the world am like a drop of water, That in the ocean seeks another drop; Who, falling there to find his fellow forth, Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself. 14-i. 2.
65 Wherefore weep you?At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer What I desire to give; and much less take, What I shall die to want: But this is trifling; And all the more it seeks to hide itself, The bigger bulk it shews. Hence, bashful cunning! And prompt me, plain and holy innocence! I am your wife, if you
1-iii. l. 66 When maidens sue, Men give like gods; but when they weep and kneel, All their petitions are as freely theirso As they themselves would owe them. 5-i. 5.
m Gave her up to her sorrows.
• Freely granted to them.
n Companion. P Have.