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The commonwealth of Venice in their armoury have this inscription: "Happy is that city which in time of peace thinks of war."

Anatomy of Melancholy. Part ii. Sect. 2, Memb. 6.

"Let me not live," saith Aretine's Antonia, "if I had not rather hear thy discourse than see a play."

Part iii. Sect. 1, Memb. 1, Subject. 1.

Every schoolboy hath that famous testament of Grunnius Corocotta Porcellus at his fingers' end. ibid.

Birds of a feather will gather together. Subsect. 2.

And this is that Homer's golden chain, which reacheth down from heaven to earth, by which every creature is annexed, and depends on his Creator. Memb. 2, Subsect. 1.

And hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.1

Memb. 3.

Every man for himself, his own ends, the Devil for all.2


No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.'

Sect. 2, Memb. 1, Subsect. 3.

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.

He is only fantastical that is not in fashion.

Memb. 8, Subsect. 3.

1 See Heywood, page 11. * See Hey wood, page 20.

Those curious locks so aptly twin'd,

Whose every hair a soul doth bind.

Carew: Think not 'cause men flattering say

One hair of a woman can draw more than a hundred pair of oxen. — Howell: Letters, book ii. it. (1621).

She knows her man, and when you rant and swear,
Can draw you to her with a single hair.

Dryden: Persius, satire line 246.

Beauty draws us with a single hair. — Pope: The Rape of the Lock, canto ii. line 27.

And from that luckless hour my tyrant fair
Has led and turned me by a single hair.

Bland: Anthology, p. 20 (edition 1813)

[Quoting Seneca] Cornelia kept her in talk till her children came from school, "and these," said she, "are my jewels."

Anatomy of Melancholy. Part Hi. Stct. 2, Memb. 2, Subtect. 3.

To these crocodile tears they will add sobs, fiery sighs, and sorrowful countenance. Subtect. 4.

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.1 Subtect. s.

Diogenes struck the father when the son swore. ibid. Though it rain daggers with their points downward.

Memb. 3.

Going as if he trod upon eggs. ibid.

I light my candle from their torches. Memb. s, Subtect. i.

England is a paradise for women and hell for horses; Italy a paradise for horses, hell for women, as the diverb

goes. Sect. 3, Memb. 1, Sabtect. 2.

The miller sees not all the water that goes by his mill.2

Memb. 4, Subsecl. 1.

As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face.''

Ibid. Make a virtue of necessity.1 IBID.

Where God hath a temple, the Devil will have a

chapel.6 Sect. 4, Memb. 1, Subnet. I.

If the world will be gulled, let it be gulled. Subsect. z.

l See Heywood, page 10. s See Heywood, page 18.

* See Shakespeare, page 44. * See Chaucer, page 3.

6 For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel. — Mahtix I.uthkr: Table Talk, Irtii.

God never had a church but there, men say,
The Devil a chapel hath raised by some wyles.

Drummond : Poathuinotu Pofmf.

No sooner is a temple built to God but the Devil builds a chapel hard by. — Hkhbkiit : Jncula Prurltnlum.

Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there.

DlPOE: The True-burn Enylithnum, part i. line 1

For " ignorance is the mother of devotion," as all the world knows.1

Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 1, Subsect. 2.

The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience.* ibid.

Out of too much learning become mad. ibid.

The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies. Svbtect. 3.

Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place. Subsect. s.

When they are at Rome, they do there as they see

done.' Memk. 2, Subsect. 1.

One religion is as true as another. ibid,

They have cheveril consciences that will stretch.

Subnet. 3.


In part to blame is she,
Which hath without consent bin only tride:
He comes to neere that comes to be clenide.4

A Wife. St. 36.

1 Ignorance is the mother of devotion. — Jeremy Taylor: To a Person neicly Converted (1657).

Your ignorance is the mother of your devotion to me. — Dryden: The Maiden Qjieen, act i. ic. 2,

3 The fear o' hell's a hangman's whip
To hand the wretch in order.

Buk.ns: Epistle to a Young Friend.

'Saint Augustine was in the habit of dining upon Saturday as upon Sunday ; but being puzzled with the different practices then prevailing (for they had begun to fast at Rome on Saturday), consulted Saint Ambrose on the subject. Now at Milan they did not fast on Saturday, and the answer of the Milan saint was this: "Quando hie sum, non jejuno Sabbato; quando Rom* sum, jejuno Sabbato" (When I am here, I do not fast on Saturday ,• when at Rome, I do fast on Saturday). — Epistle rxxri. to Casulunus. 4 In part she is to blame that has been tried: He comes too late that comes to be denied.

Mary W. Montagu: The Lady's Kesohe. 194 MASSINGEH. — HEYWOOD. — SELDEN.


Some undoue widow sits upon mine arm,
And takes away the use of it;l and my sword,
Glued to my scabbard with wronged orphans' tears,

Will not be drawn. A ffeu Way to pay Old Debts. Act v. Sc. 1

Death hath a thousand doors to let out life.3

A Very Woman. Act r. Sc. 4,

This many-headed monster.8 The Roman Actor. Act iii, Sc. 2. Grim death.4 Act in. Sc. 2.


The world 's a theatre, the earth a stage
which God and Nature do with actors fill.5

Apology for Actors (1612).

I hold he loves me best that calls me Tom.

Hierarchic of the Blasted Anadli.

Seven cities warred for Homer being dead,

Who living had no roofs to shrowd his head.6 ibid.

Her that ruled the rost in the kitchen.7

History of Women (ed. 1624). Page 2S6.

JOHN SELDEtf. 1584-1654.

Equity is a roguish thing. For Law we have a measure, know what to trust to; Equity is according to the

1 See Middleton, page 172.

2 Death hath so many doors to let out life. — Beaumont And Fletcher: The Custom of the Country, act ii. Me. 2.

The thousand doors that lead to death. — Browse: Rtligio Medici, part i. sect xliv. 8 See Sir Philip Sidney, price M.

* Grim death, my fan and fiie. —Milton: Paradise Lost, book ii. line 804.

* See Shakespeare, pai*e 69.

« See Burton, page 189. * See Heywood, page 11.

conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is Equity. 'T is all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a "foot" a Chancellor's foot; what an uncertain measure would this be! One Chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. 'T is the same thing in the Chancellor's conscience. Table Talk. Equity.

Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet.1 Friends.

Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise; and yet everybody is content to hear. Humility.

'T is not the drinking that is to be blamed, but the excess. Ibid.

Commonly we say a judgment falls upon a man for something in him we cannot abide. Judgment*.

Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but because 't is an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him.


No man is the wiser for his learning. Learning.

Wit and wisdom are born with a man. Jim.

Few men make themselves masters of the things they write or speak. ibid.

Take a straw and throw it up into the air, — you may see by that which way the wind is. Libelt.

Philosophy is nothing but discretion. Philosophy.

Marriage is a desperate thing. Uarriagt.

Thou little thiukest what a little foolery governs the world.* Popt.

i See Bacon, page 171.

* Behold, my *son, with how little wisdom the world is governed. — OxenBTUK.1 (1583-1654).

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