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Sorrow, Sorrow's heaviness doth heavier grow * For debt, that bankrupt sleep doth sorrow owe.
7-iii. 2. 511
Somnambulism. A great perturbation in nature ! to receive at once the benefit of sleep, and do the effects of watching.
15—v.1. 512 The instability of human happiness. This is the state of man; to-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hope, to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him: The third day, comes a frost, a killing frost; And,—when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a ripening,-nips his fruit, And then he falls.
Then was I as a tree, Whose boughs did bend with fruit: but in one night, A storm, or robbery, call it what you will, Shook down my mellow hangings, nay, my leaves, And left me bare to weather.
The danger of elevation.
how to adore the heavens; and bows you To morning's holy office: The gates of monarchs Are arch'd so high, that giants may jetb through And keep their impious turbands on, without Good-morrow to the sun.
Town and country life contrasted.
Root is received by all the commentators, but evidently wrong; if fruit be taken, then the metaphor throughout is complete.--- In confirmation of this, it may be observed that frosts do not nip the roots of trees and plants; they are so deep in the earth as to be protected from the influence of frosts. And it is therefore not to be thought that Shakspeare, who was so minute and accurate an observer of nature, should have written root. • Strut, wal proudly.
Than is the full-wing'd eagle. O, this lifed
31-iii. 3. Secrecy. Affairs, that walk at midnight, have In them a wilder nature, than the business That seeks despatch by day.
25-v. 1. 517
Death terrible to the wicked.
Death is a fearful thing,
d Rustic life.
e Command, control. " A puppet, or plaything for children.
518 Greatness, the pain of separating from. The soul and body riveh not more in parting, Than greatness going off.
519 When clouds are seen, wise men put on their cloaks; When great leaves fall, then winter is at hand; When the sun sets, who doth not look for night? Untimely storms make men expect a dearth.
Before the days of change, still is it so:
Instability of life.
The desire of novelty. It hath been taught us from the primal state, That he, which is, was wish'd until he were; And the ebb’d man, ne'er loved, till ne'er worth love, Comes dear'd by being lack’d. This common body, Like to a vagabond flag upon the stream, Goes to, and back, lackeying the varying tide, To rot itself with motion.
30-i. 4. The effects of care on age and youth. Care keeps his watch in every And where care lodges, sleep will never lie; But where unbruised youth with unstuff'd brain Doth couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign.
35-ii.3. 524 Impartiality to be shewn in judging. He, who the sword of Heaven will bear, Should be as holy as severe; Pattern in himself to know, Grace to stand, and virtue go;
old man's eye,
More nor less to others paying,
9-i. 3. 526
Can it be, That modesty may more betray our sense Than woman's lightness ?
5-ii. 2. 527
Life. Hold the world but as the world, A stage, where every man must play a part. 9-i. 1.
The frailty of man.
We all are men,
25—v. 2. 529
21-i. 2. 530
Pleasure, preferred to knowledge.
Who, being mature in knowledge, Pawn their experience to their present pleasure, And so rebel to judgment.
'Tis an unweeded garden, That grows to seed; things rank, and gross in nature, Possess it merely.k
Opportunity personified. Unruly blasts wait on the tender spring; Unwholesome weeds take root with precious flowers; The adder hisses where the sweet birds sing;
What virtue breeds, iniquity devours: