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By their increase, now knows not which is which:
And this same progeny of evils comes
From our debate, from our dissension;
We are their parents and original.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, A. 2, s. 2.

CHARACTER. AGAMEMNON. What Trojan is that same that

looks so heavy ? ULYSSES. The youngest son of Priam, a true

knight; Not yet mature, yet matchless: firm of word; Speaking in deeds, and deedless in his tongue; Not soon provok’d, nor, being provok’d, soon

calm’d: His heart and hand both open, and both free ; For what he has, he gives ; what thinks, he

shows; Yet gives he not till judgment guide his bounty, Nor dignifies an impure thought with breath : Manly as Hector, but more dangerous ; For Hector, in his blaze of wrath, subscribes To tender objects; but he, in heat of action, Is more vindicative than jealous love: They call him Troilus; and on him erect

second hope, as fairly built as Hector. Thus

says Æneas; one that knows the youth Even to his inches, and, with private soul, Did in great Ilion thus translate him to me.

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, A. 4, s. 5.

CHARACTER

BEWARE; Those wounds heal ill, that men do give them

selves :

Omission to do what is necessary
Seals a commission to a blank of danger;
And danger, like an ague, subtly taints
Even then when we sit idly in the sun.

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, A. 3, s. 3.

CHARACTER. THERE can be no kernel in this light nut; the soul of this man is his clothes : trust him not in matter of heavy consequence; I have kept of them tame, and know their natures.

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, A. 2. s. 5.

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CHARACTER. SMOOTH runs the water, where the brook is deep; And in his simple show he harbours treason. The fox barks not, when he would steal the lamb.

K. HENRY VI., PART II., A. 3, s. 1.

CHARACTER. You do not know him, my lord, as we do: certain it is, that he will steal himself into a man's favour, and, for a week, escape a great deal of discoveries; but when you find him out, you have him ever after.

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WBLL, A. 3, s. 6.

CHARACTER. This was a fool; an empty purse, There was no money in't : not Hercules Could have knock'd out his brains, for he had CHARACTER OF A CONCEITED

none.

CYMBELINE, a. 4, s. 2.

HERO.

HE stalks up and down like a peacock, a stride, and a stand : ruminates, like an hostess, that hath no arithmetick but her brain to set down her reckoning: bites his lip with a politick regard, as who should say—there were wit in this head, an 'twould out; and so there is; but it lies as coldly in him as fire in a flint, which will not show without knocking. The man's undone for ever; for if Hector break not his neck i'the combat, he'll break it himself in vainglory. He knows not me: I said, Good-morrow, Ajax; and he replies, Thanks, Agamemnon. What think

you

of this man, that takes me for the general ? He is grown a very land fish, languageless, a monster. A plague of opinion ! a man may wear it on both sides, like a leather jerkin. He'll answer nobody; he professes not answering ; speaking is for beggars : he wears his tongue in his arms.

TBOILUS AND CRESSIDA, A. 3, s. 3.

CHASTITY.

SHE'LL not be hit
With Cupid's arrow, she hath Dian's wit;
And, in strong proof of chastity well arm’d,
From love's weak childish bow she lives un-

harmed.
She will not stay the sige of loving terms,
Nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes,
Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold :

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O, she is rich in beauty ; only poor,
That, when she dies, with beauty dies her store.

ROMEO AND JULIET, A. 1, s. l.

CHRISTIAN CONTENTMENT. SIR, I am a true labourer; I earn that I eat, get that I wear; owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness; glad of other men's good, content with my harm: and the greatest of my pride is, to see my ewes graze, and my lambs suck.

AS YOU LIKE IT, A. 3, s. 2.

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CIVIL WAR A MONSTER THAT

BREEDS EVERY CRIME. HASTINGS. My lord, our army is dispers'd

already : Like youthful steers unyok'd, they take their

courses

East, west, north, south ; or, like a school broke

up, Each hurries toward his home, and sporting

place. WESTMORELAND. Good tidings, my lord Has

tings ; for the which I do arrest thee, traitor, of high treason : And you, lord archbishop,--and you, lord Mow

, bray, Of capital treason I attach you both. MOWBRAY. Is this proceeding just and hon

ourable ? WEST. Is your assembly so? ARCHBISHOP. Will you thus break your faith? PRINCE JOHN. I pawn'd thee none: I promis'd you redress of these same grievances, Whereof you did complain; which, by mine

honour, I will perform with a most christian care. But, for you, rebels,-look to taste the due Meet for rebellion, and such acts as yours. Most shallowly did you these arms commence, Fondly brought here, and foolishly sent henceStrike up our drums, pursue the scatter'd stray; Heaven, and not we, hath safely fought to-day.Some guard these traitors to the block of death; Treason's true bed, and yielder up of breath.

K. HENRY IV., PART 11., A. 4, s. 2.

CO-EQUAL POWERS OFT BECOME

ANTAGONISTIC. MENANIUS. If, by the tribunes' leave, and

yours, good people,
I
may

be heard, I'd crave a word or two ;
The which shall turn you to no further harm,
Than so much loss of time.
SICINIUS.

Speak briefly then;
For we are peremptory, to despatch
This viperous traitor: to eject him hence,
Were but one danger; and, to keep him here,
Our certain death; therefore it is decreed,
He dies to-night.
MEN.

Now the good gods forbid, That our renowned Rome, whose gratitude Towards her deserved children is enroll'd In Jove's own book, like an unnatural dam Should now eat up

her own! Sic. He's a disease, that must be cut away.

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