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He gratis comes; and thou art well appay'd,
Guilty thou art of murder and of theft;
Time personified. Mis-shapen Time, copesmate of ugly night, Swift subtle post, carrier of grisly care; Eater of youth, false slave to false delight, Base watch of woes, sin's pack-horse, virtue's snare; Thou nursest all, and murderest all, that are.
Time's glory is to calm contending kings ;
till he render right;
One poor retiring minute in an age,
Every place a home to the wise.
The proffered means of Heaven to be embraced. The means, that heaven yields, must be embraced, And not neglected; else, if heaven would, And we will not, heaven's offer we refuse; The proffer'd means of succour and redress.
17-iii. 2. 537
Self-conquest. Better conquest never can'st thou make, Than arm thy constant and thy nobler parts. Against those giddy loose suggestions. 16-iii. 1.
538 Acquaintanceship to be formed with caution.
It is certain that either wise bearing, or ignorant carriage, is caught, as men take diseases, one of another: therefore, let men take heed of their company.
1 Tit. i. 15.
Sorrow not to be courted.
In wooing sorrow let's be brief, Since, wedding it, there is such length in grief.
17-v. 1. 510
The solemnity of oaths.
The truth thou art unsure To swear, swearTM only not to be forsworn; Else, what a mockery should it be to swear!
16-iii. 1. 541
Resignation to the will of God.
Heaven me such usage send,
37-iv. 3. 542
Knowledge to govern ourselves. Let's teach ourselves. Ah, honourable stop, Not to outsport discretion.
37-ii. 3. 543
Anger to be controlled by reason.
25-i. 1. 544
36-iii. 4. 515
( virtuous fight, When right with right wars, who shall be most right!
26-iii. 2. 546
The sin of suicide.
31-iji. 4. 547
The danger of delay.
m Old copy reads swears.
The encouragement to hope. What! we have many goodly days to see : The liquid drops of tears that you have shed, Shall come again, transform’d to orient pearl ; Advantaging their loan with interest, Of ten-times-double gain of happiness. 24-iv. 4.
Equanimity. Weigh thy value with an even hand.
Confidence in the future.
Doubt not but success Will fashion the event in better shape Than I can lay it down in likelihood.
The effects of anger.
Fidelity. You should account me the more virtuous, that I have not been common in
How long Shall tender duty make me suffer wrong? 17-ii. 1.
The evil of duelling. You undergo too strict a paradox, Striving to make an ugly deed look fair : Your words have took such pains, as if they labour'd To bring manslaughter into form, set quarrelling Upon the head of valour; which, indeed, Is valour misbegot, and came into the world When sects and factions were newly born: He's truly valiant, that can wisely suffer The worst that man can breathe; and make his wrongs His outsides; wear them like his raiment, carelessly; And ne'er prefer his injuries to his heart, To bring it into danger. If wrongs be evils, and enforce us kill, What folly 'tis, to hazard life for ill? 27-iii. 5.
Stop the rage betime,
22-iii. 1. 558 Compassion recommended to the proud.
Take physic, Pomp;
559 The duty owing to ourselves and others.
Love all, trust a few,
11-i. 1. 560
Self-knowledge. I will chide no breather in the world, but myself; against whom I know most faults.
10-iii. 2. 561
Imperfections belong to the best.
Thou art noble; yet, I see, Thy honourable metal may be wrought