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0, 'tis the curse in love, and still approv'd,", When women cannot love where they're belov'd.
INFIDELITY IN A FRIEND.
Who should be trusted now, when one's right
Who by repentance is not satisfied, Is nor of heaven, nor earth.
INCONSTANCY IN MAN.
WE were, fair queen, Two lads, that thought there was no more behind, But such a day to-morrow as to-day, And to be boy eternal. We were as twinn'd lambs, that did frisk i’ the sun And bleat the one at the other: what we chang'd, Was innocence for innocence; we knew not The doctrine of ill-doing, no, nor dream'd That
any did: Had we pursued that life, And our weak spirits ne'er been higher rear'd With stronger blood, we should have answer'd hea. Boldly, Not guilty; the imposition cleared, Hereditary ourst
* Felt, experienced. † Setting aside original sm.
FONDYESS OF A FATHER FOR HIS CHILD.
If at home, sir,
Is whispering nothing? Is leaning cheek to cheek? is meeting noses? Kissing with inside lip? stopping the career Of laughter with a sigh? (a note infallible or breaking honesty:) horsing foot on foot? Skulking in corners?' wishing clocks more swist? Hours, minutes? noon, midnight? and all eyes blind With the pin and web,* but theirs, theirs only, That would unseen be wicked? is this nothing? Why, then the world, and all that's in't, is nothing; The covering sky is nothing; Bohemia nothing; My wife is nothing; nor nothing have these nothings, Irihis be nothing
To do this deed, Promotion follows: If I could find example or thousands that had struck anointed kings, And flourish'd after, I'd not do't: but since Nor brass, nor stone, nor parchment, bears not one, Let villany itself forswear't.
KNOWLEDGE SOMETIMES HURTFUL.
* Disorders of the eye. † Spiders were esteemed poisonous in our author's time
And yet partake no venom; for his knowledge
ELOQUENCE OF SILENT INNOCENCE.
EXPOSING AN INFANT.
Come on, poor babe; Some powerful spirit instruct the kites and ravens, To be thy nurses! Wolves, and bears, they say, Casting their savageness aside, have done Like offices of pity.
DESPAIR OF PARDON.
DESCRIPTION OF A GHOST APPEARING IN A DREAM
I have heard (but not believ'd) the spirits of the
Sometimes her head on one side, some another.
for ever, Perdita,
THE INFANT EXPOSED.
Poor wretch, That, for thy mother's fault, art thus expos'd To loss, and what may follow !--Weep I cannot, But my heart bleeds: and most accurs'd am 1, To be by oath enjoin'd to this.-Farewell! I he day frowns more and more; thou art like .o
have A lullaby too rough.
A CLOWN'S DESCRIPTION OF A WRECK. I would, you did but see how it chafes, how it rages, how it takes up the shore! but that's not to the point: 0, the most pitious cry of the poor souls! sometimes to see 'em, and not to see 'em: now the ship boring the moon with her main-mast; and anon swallowed with yest and froth, as you'd thrust a cork into a hogshead. And then for the land service,To see how the bear tore out his shoulder-bone; how he cried to me for help, and said his name was Antigonus, a nobleman;-But to make an end of the ship:-to see how the sea flap-dragoned* it:-but first, how the poor souls roared, and the sea mocked them; and how the poor gentleman roared, and the bear mocked him, both roaring louder than the sea, or weather.
NATURE AND ART.
Per. Sir, the year growing ancient,
Wherefore, gentle maiden,
Forf I have heard it said,
Say, there be;
A GARLAND FOR MIDDLE-AGED MEN. I'll not put
Swallowed + Likeness and smell. Because that.