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nor the courtiers, which is proud; nor the soldier's, which is ambitious; nor the lawyer's, which is politic; nor the lady's, which is nice; nor the lover's, which is all of these
MARRIAGE ALTERS THE TEMPER OF BOTH SEXES.
Say a day, without the ever: No, no, Orlando, men are April when they woo, December when they wed: maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives. I will be more jealous of thee than a Barbary cock-pigeon over his hen; more clamorous than a parrot against rain; more new-fangled than an ape; more giddy in my desires than a monkey; I will weep for nothing, like Diana in the fountain, and I will do that when you are disposed to be merry; I will laugh like a hyen, and that when thou art inclined to sleep.
No, that same wicked bastard of Venus, that was begot of thought,† conceiv'd of spleen, and born of madness; that blind rascally boy, that abuses every one's eyes, because his own are out, let him be judge, how deep I am in love.
OLIVER'S DESCRIPTION OF HIS DANGER WHEN
Under an oak, whose boughs were moss'd with age, And high top bald with dry antiquity,
A wretched ragged man, o'ergrown with hair,
Lay sleeping on his back: about his neck
A green and gilded snake had wreathed itself,
Who with her head, nimble in threats, approach'd
Seeing Orlando, it unlinked itself,
A lioness, with udders all drawn dry,
Lay couching, head on ground, with catlike watch, When that the sleeping man should stir; for 'tis The royal disposition of that beast
To prey on nothing that doth seem as dead.
Good shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to love. It is to be all made of sighs and tears;
It is to be all made of faith and service;
It is to be all made of fantasy,
All made of passion, and all made of wishes;
All humbleness, all patience, and impatience,
COMEDY OF ERRORS.
THERE'S nothing, situate under heav'ns eye, But hath his bound, in earth, in sea, in sky: The beasts, the fishes, and the winged fowls, Are their males' subject, and at their controls: Men, more divine, the masters of all these, Lords of the wide world, and wild wat'ry seas, Indued with intellectual sense and souls, Of more pre-eminence than fish and fowls, Are masters to their females, and their lords: Then let your will attend on their accords.
PATIENCE EASIER TAUGHT THAN PRACTISED
Patience, unmov'd, no marvel though she pause; They can be meek, that have no other cause. A wretched soul, bruis'd with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burden'd with like weight of pain, A 3 much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
I see, the jewel, best enamelled,
Will lose his beauty; and though gold 'bides still,
Wear gold; and so no man, that hath a name,
Ay, ay, Antipholus, look strange, and frown;
The time was once, when thou unurg'd would'st
That never words were music to thine ear,
For slander lives upon succession;
For ever hous'd, where it once gets possession.
A WOMAN'S JEALOUSY MORE DEADLY THAN POISON.
Unquiet meals make ill digestions,
Thereof the raging fire of fever bred;
And what's a fever but a fit of madness?
Thou say'st, his sports were hinder'd by thy brawls
(Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair;,
DESCRIPTION OF A BEGGARLY FORTUNE-TELLER,
A hungry lean-fac'd villain,
A mere anatomy, a mountebank,
A thread-bare juggler, and a fortune-teller;
And with no face, as 'twere outfacing me,
Though now this grained face of mine be hid
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST.
BRAVE conquerors!-for so you are, That war against your own affections, And the huge army of the world's desires.
VANITY OF PLEASURE.
Why, all delights are vain; but that most vain, Which, with pain purchas'd, doth inherit pain.
Study is like the heaven's glorious sun,
That will not be deep-search'd with saucy looks Small have continual plodders ever won, Save base authority from others' books. These earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights,
Than those that walk, and wot not what they are Too much to know, is, to know nought but fame; And every godfather can give a name.
An envious sneaping* frost,
That bites the first born infants of the spring.
A CONCEITED COURTIER.
A man in all the world's new fashion planted,
My beauty, though but mean,
Needs not the painted flourish of your praise;
A merrier man,
A MERRY MAN.
Within the limit of becoming mirth,