Shakspeare's Knowledge and Use of the Bible

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Smith, Elder, 1880 - Bible - 420 pages
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Page 264 - If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. // is a good divine that follows bis own instructions. I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
Page 128 - Indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition, that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a steril promontory ; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave* o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.
Page 137 - I would you were so honest a man. Pol. Honest, my lord ? Ham. Ay, sir; to be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand. Pol. That's very true, my lord. Ham- For if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog, being a god, kissing carrion— The
Page 301 - In the corrupted currents of this world, Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice ; But 'tis not so above. There is no shuffling : there the action lies In his * true nature ; and we ourselves compelled, Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. Hamlet, Act iii. Sc. 3.
Page 249 - There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distil it out ; For our bad neighbour makes us early stirrers, Which is both healthful and good husbandry. Besides, they are our outward consciences* And preachers to us all ; admonishing That we should dress us fairly for our end. Thus may we gather
Page 337 - make war against another king, sitteth not down first and consulted! whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand ? or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. Luke xiv. 31, 32.
Page 235 - Good name in man or woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse, steals trash ; ... But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed. Othello, Act iii.
Page 338 - the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest, haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, saying : This man began to build and was not able to finish. Luke xiv. 28, 29.
Page 290 - 4. Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. Arv. Fear no more the frown o' the great, Thou art past the tyrant's stroke ; Care no more to clothe, and eat ; To thee the reed is as the oak : The sceptre, learning, physic, must All follow this, and come to dust.
Page 134 - And these few precepts in thy memory Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel. Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's

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