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ANTAGONISM OF THE SPLEENS.
BENEDICK. But it is certain, I am loved of all ladies, only you excepted: and I would I could find in my heart that I had not a hard heart: for, truly, I love none.
BEATRICE. A dear happiness to women; they would else have been troubled with a pernicious suitor. I thank God, and my cold blood, I am of your humour for that; I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man
swear he loves me.
BENE. God keep your ladyship still in that mind! so some gentleman or other shall 'scape a predestinate scratched face.
BEAT. Scratching could not make it worse, an 'twere such a face as yours were.
BENE. Well, you are a rare parrot-teacher. BEAT. A bird of my tongue is better than a beast of yours.
BENE. I would, my horse had the speed of your tongue; and so good a continuer: But keep your way o' God's name; I have done. BEAT. You always end with a jade's trick; I know you of old.
MUCH ADO, A. 1, s. 1.
THINK we king Harry strong;
And, princes, look, you strongly arm to meet
When Cressy battle fatally was struck,
Whiles that his mountain sire,-on mountain standing,
Up in the air, crown'd with the golden sun,-
The patterns that by God and by French fathers
K. HENRY V., a. 2, s. 4.
APPEARANCES SUPPORT RANK.
CESAR. Why have
you stol'n upon us thus?
You come not
Like Cæsar's sister: The wife of Antony
A market-maid to Rome; and have prevented
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, A. 3, s. 6.
ART VERSUS NATURE. LUCULLUS. Draw nearer, honest Flaminius. Thy lord's a bountiful gentleman: but thou art wise; and thou knowest well enough, although thou comest to me, that this is no time to lend money; especially upon bare friendship, without security. Here's three solidares for thee; good boy, wink at me, and say, thou saw'st me not. Fare thee well.
Is't possible, the world should
so much differ:
And we alive, that liv'd? Fly, damned baseness, To him that worships thee.
[Throwing the money away. LUCUL. Ha! now I see, thou art a fool, and
fit for thy master.
TIMON OF ATHENS, A. 3, s. 1.
ASSIMILATION OF NATURE AND
I NEVER did repent for doing good,
MERCHANT OF VENICE, A. 3, s. 4.
AVARICE KILLS THE SOUL, AS INTEMPERANCE KILLS THE BODY.
JESSICA. I am sorry, thou wilt leave my father so;
Our house is hell, and thou, a merry devil,
And so farewell; I would not have my father
tears exhibit my
Most beautiful pagan,-most sweet Jew! If a Christian do not play the knave, and get thee, I am much deceived: But, adieu! these foolish drops do somewhat drown my manly spirit; adieu!
JES. Farewell, good Launcelot.
Alack, what heinous sin is it in me,
To be asham'd to be my father's child!
MERCHANT OF VENICE, A. 2, s. 3.
AVOID ENGENDERING EVIL. HAVE patience, sir, O, let it not be so; Herein you war against your reputation, And draw within the compass of suspect The unviolated honour of your wife.
Once this,-Your long experience of her wisdom, Her sober virtue, years, and modesty,
Plead on her part some cause to you unknown;
And let us to the Tiger all to dinner:
For ever hous'd, where it once gets possession.
COMEDY OF ERRORS, A. 3, s. 1.
TAKE heed o'the foul fiend: Obey thy parents; keep thy word justly; swear not; commit not with man's sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud array.
What hast thou been?
A serving man, proud in heart and mind; that curled my hair; wore gloves in my cap, served the lust of my mistress's heart, and did the act of darkness with her; swore as many oaths as I spake words, and broke them in the sweet face of heaven: one, that slept in the contriving of lust, and waked to do it: Wine loved I deeply; dice dearly; and in woman, out