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My father's old, what then ? Age, like a caterpillar,
Crown's Ambitious Statesman.
Chapman's Widow's Tears.
If they but chance to view some few more blest ;
E. of Sterline's Alexandrean Tragedy.
Dr. Donne. Who
gets th'opinion of a virtuous name, May sin at pleasure, and ne'er think of shame.
Middleton's Mad World my Masters. Let not opinion make thy judgment err; The ev’ning conquest crowns the conqueror.
Lady Alimony. Opinion is that high and mighty dame Which rules the world ; and in the mind doth frame Distaste or liking: For in human race, She makes the fancy various as the face. Sometimes the father differs from the son, As doth the gospel from the alcoran ; Or Loyala from Calvin ; which two brands In strange combustions hurl fair Europe's lands ; So that amongst such atoms of mankind, You scarce can two encounter of one mind.
Howel. How can you rest where pow'r is still alarmd: Each crowd a faction, and each faction arm'd ? Who fashions of opinion love to change, And think their own the best for being
strange ; Their own if it were lafting, they would hate ; Yet call it conscience when 'tis obstinate.
Sir W. Davenant to the King.
OPPORTUNITY. Secureful thoughts do fofter fond delay,
Bewitching hopes breed carelessness of mind ; Occasion, fet on wing, flies faft away,
Whose back once turn'd, no hold-fast can we find ;
Her feet are swift, bald is her head behind :
Mirror for Magistrates.
Shakespear's Julius Cæfar. We must abide our opportunity : And practice what is fit, as what is needful. It is not fafe t'inforce a lov'reign's ear: Princes hear well, if they at all will hear.
Johnson's Sejanus. There is a certain season, if we hit, When women may be rid without a bit.
Beaumont and Fletcher's Valentinian.' Opportunity to statesmen, is as the just degree Of heat to chymists ; it perfects all the work.
The End of the Second Volume.