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That keep the word of promise to our ear,
And break it to our hope.—I'll not fight with thee.

MacD. Then yield thee, coward,
And live to be the show and gaze o' the time.
We'll have thee, as our rarer monsters are,
Painted upon a pole; and underwrit,
Here

may you see the tyrant. МАСв.

I'll not yield, To kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet; And to be baited with the rabble's curse. Though Birnam wood be come to Dunsinane, And thou oppos’d, being of no woman born, Yet I will try the last : before my body I throw my warlike shield: lay on, Macduff: And damn'd be him that first cries, Hold, enough.

MACBETH, A.5, s. 8.

EARTHLY LOVE MAY SO BE WON,

BUT HEAVENLY LOVE CAN NEVER BE SO INAUGURATED.

DUKE. There is a lady, sir, in Milan, here, Whom I affect; but she is nice, and coy, And nought esteems my aged eloquence: Now, therefore, would I have thee to my tutor, (For long agone I have forgot to court: Besides, the fashion of the time is chang’d;) How, and which way, I may bestow myself, To be regarded in her sun-bright eye. VALENTINE. Win her with gifts, if she re

spect not words, Dumb jewels often, in their silent kind, More than quick words, do move a woman's mind. DUKE. But she did scorn a present that I

sent her.

VAL. A woman sometimes scorns what best

contents her:
Send her another; never give her o'er;
For scorn at first makes after-love the more.
If she do frown, 'tis not in hate of you,
But rather to beget more love in you:
If she do chide, 'tis not to have you gone;
For why, the fools are mad, if left alone.
Take no repulse, whatever she doth say:
For, get you gone, she doth not mean, away :
Flatter, and praise, commend, extol their graces;
Though ne'er so black, say, they have angel's

faces.
That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man,
If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, A. 3, s. l.

EARTH'S BLESSING, AND HEAVEN'S

DAUGHTER
Who is Silvia? what is she,

That all our swains commend her ?
Holy, fair, and wise is she,

The heavens such grace did lend her,
That she might admired be.
Is she kind, as she is fair ?

For beauty lives with kindness :
Love doth to her eyes repair,

To help him of his blindness;
And, being help'd, inhabits there.
Then to Silvia let us sing,

That Silvia is excelling;
She excels each mortal thing,

Upon the dull earth dwelling :
To her let us garlands bring.

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, A. 4, s. 2.

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EASE THE BRAIN, OR THE HEART

BURSTS.

MERCIFUL heaven !What, man! ne'er pull your hat upon your brows: Give sorrow words : the grief, that does not

speak, Whispers the o'erfraught heart, and bids it break.

MACBETH, A. 4, s. 3.

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EBB AND FLOW OF FORTUNE. Thus, sometimes, hath the brightest day a cloud; And, after summer, evermore succeeds Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold: So cares and joys abound, as seasons fleet. Ten is the hour that was appointed me, To watch the coming of my punish'd duchess; Badly may she endure the flinty streets, To tread them with her tender-feeling feet. Sweet Nell, ill can thy noble mind abrook The abject people, gazing on thy face, With envious looks still laughing at thy shame; That erst did follow thy proud chariot wheels, When thou didst ride in triumph through the streets.

K. HENRY VI., PART II., A. 2, s. 4.

ECONOMY OF LOVE. Not that I think, you did not love your father; But that I know, love is begun by time; And that I see, in passages of proof, Time qualifies the spark and fire of it. There lives within the very flame of love

A kind of wick, or snuff, that will abate it;
And nothing is at a like goodness still;
For goodness, growing to a plurisy,
Dies in his own too-much: That we would do,
We should do when we would; for this would

changes,
And hath abatements and delays as many,
As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents ;
And then this should is like a spendthrift's sigh,
That hurts by easing.

HAMLET, A. 4, s. 7.

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EFFECT OF POWER. My uncle is king of Denmark; and those, that would make mouths at him while father lived, give twenty, forty, fifty, an hundred ducats a-piece, for his picture in little. 'Sblood, there is something in this more than natural, if philosophy could find it out.

HAMLET, A. 2, s. 2.

EFFECTS OF STANDING ON DOVER

CLIFF. COME on, sir; here's the place ;-stand still.

How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low ! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway

air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon' tall anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy

Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge, That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high :I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong.

KING LEAR, A. 4, s. 6.

ELECTION TACTICS. He said, he had wounds, which he could show in

private; And with his hat, thus waving it in scorn, I would be consul, says he: aged custom, But by your voices, will not so permit me; Your voices therefore: When we granted that, Here was,-I thank you for your voices,—thank

you, Your most sweet voices :-now you have left your

voices, I have no further with you.

CORIOLANUS, A. 2, s. 3.

EVASION What paper were you reading ? Nothing, my lord.

No ? what needed then that terrible despatch of it into your pocket ? the quality of nothing hath not such need to hide itself. Let's see: Come, if it be nothing, I shall not need spectacles.

KING LEAR, A. I, s. 2.

EVEN REVOLVEMENT NECESSARY

FOR ALL. How now, my lord of Worcester ? 'tis not well, That

you and I should meet upon such terms

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