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ABUSE, AND BAD ENGLISH (See also VITUPERATION).
Have I lived to stand at the taunt of one that makes fritters of English ?
M. W. v. 5. Here will be an old abusing of God's patience and the king's English.
M. W. i. 4. Let them keep their limbs whole, and hack our English.
M. W. iii. 4. ACCUSATION.
To vouch this is no proof,
Of modern seeming do prefer against him. 0. i. 3.
M. N. D. i. 1. Let it be booked with the rest of this day's deeds ; or I swear I will have it in a particular ballad, with mine own picture on the top of it.
H. IV. PT. II. iv. 1 ACQUITTAL.
Now doth thy honour stand,
M. W. iv. 4. ACTION, DRAMATIC.
Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, and the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o’erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure: ** * 0, there be players, that I have seen play,—and heard others praise, and that highly,—not to speak it profanely, that, neither having the accent of Christians, nor the gait of Christian, Pagan, nor man, have so strutted, and bellowed, that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably.
H. iii. 2. ADOPTION.
'Tis often seen
A. W. i. 3. ADORATION, A Lover's.
What you do,
Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet,
W. T. iv. 4.
T. G. iv. 1.
But myself, Who had the world as my confectionary; The mouths, the tongues, the eyes, the hearts of men At duty, more than I could frame employment; That numberless upon me stuck, as leaves Do on the oak, have with one winter's brush Fell from their boughs, and left me open, bare, For every storm that blows; I, to bear this, That never knew but better, is some burden. T. A. iv. 3 Such a house broke! So noble a master fallen! All gone! and not One friend to take his fortune by the arm, And go along with him!
T. A. iv. 2. FOLLY OF REPINING AT.
What think'st That the bleak air, thy boisterous chamberlain, Will put thy shirt on warm ? Will these moist trees, That have out-lived the eagle, page thy heels, And skip when thou point'st out? will the cold brook, Candied with ice, caudle thy morning taste, To cure thy o'er-night's surfeit? Call the creatures ; Whose naked natures live in all the spight Of wreakful heaven ; whose bare unhoused trunks, To the conflicting elements expos’d, Answer mere nature,-bid them flatter thee. T. A. iv. 3.
ITS USES. Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venemous, Wears yet a precious jewel in its head. A. Y. ii. 1. 'Tis good for men to love their present pains, Cpor example; so the spirit is eas'd:
And, when the mind is quicken'd, out of doubt,
H. IV. PT. II. i. 1.
M. M. iii i. Obey thy parents; keep thy word justly; swear not; commit not with man's sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud array.
K. L. iii. 4. Take heed, be wary how you place your words.
H. VI. PT. I. iii. 2. Let go thy hold, when a great wheel runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with following it; but the great one that goes up the hill, let him draw thee after. When a wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again.
K. L. ii. 4.
C. iii. 2.
A. W. i. 1. Keep thy pen from lenders' books, and defy the foul fiend.
K. L. iii. 4. Let not the creaking of shoes, nor the rustling of silks, betray thy poor heart to women.
K. L. iii, 4.
Fear it, my dear sister;
Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes :
H. i. 3.
Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportion'd 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 hoops of steel: But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each unhatch’d, unfledged comrade. Beware Of entrance to a quarrel: but, being in, Bear it that the opposer may beware of thee. Give ev'ry man thine ear, but few thy voice: Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fåncy: rich, not gaudy: For the apparel oft proclaims the man:Neither a borrower nor a lender be: For loan oft loses both itself and friend ; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all,—To thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell :—my blessing season this in thee ! H. i. 3.
TO A STATESMAN. Mark but my fall, and that that ruin'd me. Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition ; By that sin fell the angels ; how can man then, The image of his Maker, hope to win by't ? Love thyself last; cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim’st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fallst, o Cromwell, Thou fall’st a blessed martyr.
H. VIII. jji. 2. ADULATION (See also FLATTERY).
You shout me forth
These new tuners of accents.
R. J. ii. 4.
AFFECTION (See PARENTAL AFFECTION).
Affliction is enamour'd of thy parts,
R. J. iii. 3
H. VI. PT. II. v. 2. Do you set down your name in the scroll of youth, that are written down old, with all the characters of age ? Have you not a moist eye ? a dry hand ? a yellow cheek? a white beard? a decreasing leg? an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken ? your wind short? your chin double ? your wit single? and every part about you blasted with antiquity ? and will you yet call yourself young ? O fye, Sir John.
H. IV. PT. II. i. 2.
H. iv. 7.
C. E. v. 1. I would there were no age between ten and three-andtwenty; or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing between but wenching, wronging the ancientry, stealing, and fighting.
W. T. iii. 3.
J. C. ii. 1. As you are old and reverend you should be wise.
K. L. i. 4.
M. A. iii. 5.
H. VI. PT. 1. iii. 2.