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What demi-god

Hat come so near creation? Move these eyes?
Or whether, riding on the balls of mine,
Seem they in motion? Here are sever'd lips,
Parted with sugar breath; so sweet a bar

Should sunder such sweet friends: Here in her hairs
The painter plays the spider; and hath woven
A golden mesh to entrap the hearts of men,
Faster than gnats in cobwebs: But her eyes,—
How could he see to do them?

The counterfeit presentment.


Have is have, however men do catch.


For it so falls out,

That what we have, we prize not to the worth,
Whiles we enjoy it; but being lack'd and lost,
Why, then we rack the value; then we find
The virtue, that possession would not show us
Whiles it was ours.


M. V. iii. 2.

H. iii. 4.

K. J. i. 1.

M. A. iv. 1

Jove and my stars be prais'd, here is yet a postscript!

T. N. ii. 5.

No matter what: He's poor, and that's revenge enough.

T. A. iii. 4.

C. iv. 5.

Pray you, poor gentleman, take up some other station; here's no place for you; pray you, avoid. As we do turn our backs

From our companion, thrown into his

So his familiars to his buried fortunes


Slink all away; leave their false vows with him,
Like empty purses pick'd; and his poor self,

A dedicated beggar to the air,

With his disease of all shunn'd poverty,

Walks, like contempt, alone.

Anon, a careless herd

T. A. iv. 2.

Full of the pasture, jumps along by him; Ay, quoth

Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens;

"Tis just the fashion: wherefore do you look
Upon that poor and broken bankrupt then?
Art thou so bare, and full of wretchedness,
And fear's to die? famine is in thy cheeks,

A. Y. ii. 1.


Need and oppression stareth in thine eyes,
Upon thy back hangs ragged misery,

The world is not thy friend, nor the world's law. R.J. v. 1.
Who can speak broader than he that has no house to put
his head in?-Such may rail against great buildings.

T. A. iii. 4.
Through tatter'd clothes small vices do appear. K. L. iv. 4.
A most poor man, made tame by fortune's blows;
Who, by the art of known and feeling sorrows,
Am pregnant to good pity.

K. L. iv. 6.

No, Madam, 'tis not so well that I am poor; though many of the rich are damned.

A staff is quickly found to beat a dog.

A. W. i. 3.

H.VI. PT. II. iii. 1.

C. i. 1.

They say, poor suitors have strong breaths.


O perilous mouths,

That bear in them one and the self-same tongue,
Either of condemnation or approof!

Bidding the law make court'sy to their will;
Hooking both right and wrong to the appetite,
To follow as it draws!

We had need pray,

And heartily, for our deliverance;

Or this imperious man will work us all

From princes into pages: all men's honours
Lie in one lump before him, to be fashion'd
Into what pitch he please.

A. M. ii. 4.

Walk'd crowns and crownets; realms and islands were

H.VIII. ii. 2.

In his livery

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The worthiness of praise distains his worth

If that the prais'd himself bring the praise forth:

But what the rip'ning enemy commend,

That breath fame follows; that praise, sole pure, transcends.

Great Timon, noble, worthy, royal Timon!

T.C. i. 3.

Ah! when the means are gone, that buy this praise,

The breath is gone whereof this praise is made. T.A. ii. 2.


Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
And make it halt behind her.

You shall not be

The grave of your deserving: Rome must know
The value of her own: 'twere a concealment
Worse than a theft, no less than a traducement,
To hide your doings.

Cram us with praise, and make us

T. iv. 1.

C. i. 9.

As fat as tame things: One good deed, dying tongueless,
Slaughters a thousand, waiting upon that:

Our praises are our wages.

Praising what is lost

Makes the remembrance dear.

Cautious they praise, who purpose not to sell.

To things of sale a seller's praise belongs.


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Marry, Sir, they praise me and make an ass of me: now my foes tell me plainly, I'm an ass; so that by my foes, Sir, I profit in the knowledge of myself.


Not with fond shekels of the tested gold;
Or stones, whose rates are either rich, or poor,
As fancy values them: but with true prayers,
That shall be up at heaven and enter there,
Ere sun-rise.

We, ignorant of ourselves,

T. N. v. 1.

M.M. ii. 2.

Beg often our own harms, which the wise powers.
Deny us for our good; so find we profit

By losing of our prayers.

A. C. ii. 1.

When I would pray and think, I think and pray

To several subjects: heaven hath my empty words;
Whilst my invention, hearing not my tongue,
Anchors on Isabel: Heaven in my mouth,

As if I did but only chew his name;

And in my heart, the strong and swelling evil
Of my conception.

M. M. ii. 4.

When holy and devout religious men

R. III. iii. 7.

Are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them thence,
So sweet is zealous contemplation.

A thousand knees,

Ten thousand years together, naked, fasting,
Upon a barren mountain, and still winter


In storm perpetual, could not move the gods
To look that way thou wert.

I pray thee leave me to myself to-night;
For I have need of many orisons

W.T. iii. 2

To move the heavens to smile upon my state,
Which, well thou know'st, is cross and full of sin.


And men in dangerous bonds, pray not alike.
Get him to say his prayers; good Sir Toby, get


Fie, uncle Beaufort! I have heard you preach,
That malice was a great and grievous sin:
And will not you maintain the thing you teach,
But prove a chief offender in the same?


R. J. iv. 3.

Cym. iii. 2. him to pray. T. N. iii. 4.

H.VI. PT. I. iii. 1.

What, if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord,
Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff,

That beetles o'er his base into the sea?
And there assume some other horrible form,
Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason,
And draw you into madness? think of it:
The very place puts toys of desperation,
Without more motive, into every brain,
That looks so many fathoms to the sea,
And hears it roar beneath.


Lord Angelo is precise;

Stand at a guard with envy; scarce confesses
That his blood flows, or that his appetite

H. i. 4.

Is more to bread than stone: Hence shall we see
If power change purpose, what our seemers be. M. M. i. 4.
A man whose blood

Is very snow-broth; one who never feels
The wanton stings and motions of the sense;
But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge
With profits of the mind, study and fast.


The observ'd of all observers.


M. M. i. 5.

H. iii. 1.

'Tis the curse of service;

Preferment goes by letter, and affection,


Not by the old gradation, where each second
Stood heir to the first.


Oft it chances, in particular men,
That, for some vicious mole of nature in them,
As, in their birth, (wherein they are not guilty,
Since nature cannot choose its origin,)

By the o'ergrowth of some complexion,

Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason;
Or by some habit, which too much o'er-leavens
The form of plausive manners;-that these men,—
Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect;
Being nature's livery, or fortune's star,—
Their virtues else, (be they as pure as grace,
As infinite as man can undergo,)

Shall in the general censure take corruption
From that particular fault: the dram of base
Doth all the noble substance often dout,
To his own scandal.

Which warp'd the line of every other favour;
Scorn'd a fair colour, or express'd it stolen;
Extended or contracted all proportions,
To a most hideous object.


O. i. 1.

H. i. 4.

A. W. v. 3.

I am a Jew: Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? if you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? if we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. M. V. iii. 1.


Your vessels, and your spells, provide,
Your charms, and every thing beside.


Here's a gentleman, and a friend of mine.


Each present joy or sorrow seems the chief. PRESUMPTION.

Inspired merit so by breath is barr'd :

It is not so with him that all things knows,

M. ii. 5.

M. M. iii. 2.


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