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Lette me stande to the maine chance.1
Euphues, 1579 (Arber's reprint), page 104. I mean not to run with the Hare and holde with the Hounde.?
Page 107. It is a world to see.8
Page 116. There can no great smoke arise, but there must be some fire. +
Euphues and his Euphæbus, page 153. A clere conscience is a sure carde.5
Euphues, page 207. As lyke as one pease is to another.
Page 215. Goe to bed with the Lambe, and rise with the Larke.
Euphues and his England, page 229. A comely olde man as busie as a bee.
Page 252. Maydens, be they never so foolyshe, yet beeing fayre they are commonly fortunate.
Page 279. Where the streame runneth smoothest, the water is deepest.
Page 287. Your eyes are so sharpe that you cannot onely looke through a Milstone, but cleane through the minde.
Page 289. I am glad that my Adonis hath a sweete tooth in his head.
Page 308. A Rose is sweeter in the budde than full blowne. 8
1 The main chance. – SHAKESPEARE: 1 Flenry VI. act i. sc. 1. BUTLER: Hudibras, part ii. canto ii. DrYDEN : Persius, satire vi.
2 See Heywood, page 12. 3 'Tis a world to sec. – - SHAKESPEARE: Taming of the Shrew, act ii. sc. 1. 4 See Heywood, page 17. 5 This is a sure card. Thersytes, circa 1550.
6 To rise with the lark and go to bed with the lamb. — Bretox: Court and Country, 1618 (reprint, page 182).
Rise with the lark, and with the lark to bed. — Hurdis : The Village Curate,
7 See Raleigh, page 25.
& The rose is fairest when 't is budding new. - Scott: Lady of the Lake, canto iii. st. 1.
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY. 1554-1586.
Sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge.
Defence of Poesy. He cometh unto you with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney-corner.
Ibid. I never heard the old song of Percy and Douglas that I found not my heart moved more than with a trumpet.
Ibid. High-erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.1
Arcadia. Book i. They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
Ibid. Many-headed multitude.
Book ü. My dear, my better half.
Book iii. Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.4
Astrophel and Stella, i. Have I caught my heav'nly jewel.5 Ibid. Second Song.
A drunkard clasp his teeth and not undo 'em,
The Revenger's Tragedy. Act iii. Sc. 1.
1 Great thoughts come from the heart. — VAUVENARGUE Maxim cxxrii.
2 Ile never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts. - FLETCHER: Love's Cure, act iii. sc. 3. 3 Many-headed multitude. — SHAKESPEARE : Coriolanus, act ii. sc. 3.
This many-headed monster, Multitude. — DANIEL : History of the Civil War, book ü. st. 13.
4 Look, then, into thine heart and write. — LONGFELLOW: Voices of the Night. Prelude,
5 Quoted by Shakespeare in Merry Wives of Windsor. 6 Distilled damnation. – Robert Hall (in Gregory's “Life of Hall”).
LORD BROOKE. 1554-1628.
( wearisome condition of humanity!
Mustapha. Act v. Sc. 4. And out of mind as soon as out of sight." Sonnet lri,
None ever loved but at first sight they loved.”
The Blind Beggar of Alexandria. An ill weed grows apace.
An Humorous Day's Mirth. Black is a pearl in a woman's eye. 4
AU Fools. Act i. Sc. 1.
Ibid. Cornelia What flowers are these ? Gazetta. The pansy this. Cor. Oh, that's for lovers' thoughts.
Act ü. Sc. 1. Fortune, the great commandress of the world, Hath divers ways to advance her followers : To some she gives honour without deserving, To other some, deserving without honour.6 Act i. Sc. 1.
i See Thomas a Kempis, page 7.
2 Who ever lored that loved not at first sight ? – MARLOWE : Hero and Leander.
I saw and loved. — Gibbox : Memoirs, vol. i. P. 106. 3 See Heywood, page 13.
4 Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes. — SHAKESPEARE: Two Gentlemen of Verona, act 0. sc. 2.
5 There is pansies, that's for thoughts. — SHAKESPEARE : IIamlet, act ir. sc. 5.
6 Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em. - - SHAKESPEARE : Twelfth Night, act ii. sc. 5.
Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools."
All Fools. Act 1, Sc. 1. Virtue is not malicious; wrong done her Is righted even when men grant they err.
Monsieur D'Olive. Act i. Sc. 1.
For one heat, all know, doth drive out another,
Act v. Sc. 1.
Let no man value at a little price
The Gentleman Usher. Act iv. Sc. 1. To put a girdle round about the world.3
Bussy D'Ambuis. Act i. Sc. 1. His deeds inimitable, like the sea That shuts still as it opes, and leaves no tracts Nor prints of precedent for poor men's facts.
So our lives
Act ii. Sc. 1, Each natural agent works but to this end, To render that it works on like itself.
Act iii. Sc. 1.
1 Quoted by Camden as a saying of one Dr. Metcalf. It is now in many peoples' mouths, and likely to pass into a proverb. - Ray: Proverbs (Bolin ed ), p. 145.
2 One fire burns out another's burning,
SHAKESPEARE: Romeo and Juliet, act i. sc. 2. s I'll put a girdle round about the earth. — SHAKESPEARE: Midsummer Night's Dream, act ii. sc. 1.
4 Lives of great men all remind us
LONGFELLOW : A Psalm of Life.
'Tis immortality to die aspiring,
Conspiracy of Charles, Duke of Byron. Act i. Sc. 1.
Tragedy of Charles, Duke of Byron. Act iii. Sc. 1. He is at no end of his actions blest Whose ends will make him greatest, and not best.
Act v. Sc. 1. Words writ in waters. 1
Revenge for Honour. Act v. Sc. 2. They 're only truly great who are truly good.? Ibid.
Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses. 'Tis good to be merry and wise. 4
Eastward Ho.5 Act i. Sc. 1. Make ducks and drakes with shillings.
Ibid. Only a few industrious Scots perhaps, who indeed are dispersed over the face of the whole earth. But as for them, there are no greater friends to Englishmen and England, when they are out on't, in the world, than they are. And for my own part, I would a hundred thousand of them were there [Virginia]; for we are all one countrymen now, ye know, and we should find ten times more comfort of them there than we do here.6
Act iii. Sc, 2.
1 Here lies one whose name was writ in water. - Keats's own Epitaph. 2 To be noble we'll be good. – Winifreda (Percy's Reliques).
'Tis only noble to be good. — Tennyson: Lady Clara Vere de Vere, stanza 7.
3 The same in Franklin's Poor Richard.
6 This is the famous passage that gave offence to James I., and caused the imprisonment of the authors. The leaves containing it were cancelled and reprinted, and it only occurs in a few of the original copies. — RICHARD HERNE SHEPHERD.