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O fearful meditation! where, alack,
121. Truth, beauty's ornament.
Poems. 122. Truth and beauty, their excellence. Truth needs no colour, with his colour fix'd; Beauty no pencil, beauty's truth to lay; But best is best, if never intermix’d.
Marriage. Marriage is a matter of more worth Than to be dealt in by attorneyshipt.
For what is wedlock forced, but a hell,
Reason, my son Should choose himself a wife; but as good reason,
By the discretionary agency of another.
The father (all whose joy is nothing else
13-iv. 3. 126.
13-iv. 3. 127. The duty of conjugal fidelity.
12v. 2. 129.
Or seek for rule, supremacy, and
sway, When they are bound to serve, love, and obey. Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth, Unapt to toil and trouble in the world; But that our soft conditions and our hearts,' Should well agree with our external parts? 12v. 2. 131. Conjugal affection needful in wives.
My noble father,
I am bound for life, and education;
37-i. 3. 132.
8-iv. 1. 133.
Deceivers of females. How easy is it for the proper-false y In women's waxen hearts to set their forms! 4-ii. 2. 134.
Fidelity. You should account me the more virtuous, that I have not been common in my
28-ii. 3. 135.
How long Shall tender duty make me suffer wrong? 17—ii. 1. 136.
Women are frail;
Nay, call us ten times frail;
* Gentle tempers.
y Fair deceivers.
For we are soft as our complexions are,
138. A woman moved, is like a fountain troubled, Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty; And while it is so, none so dry or thirsty Will deign to sip, or touch one drop of it. 12v. 2. 139.
Natural affection. A grandam's name is little less in love, Than is the doting title of a mother; They are as children, but one step below. 24-iv. 4.
140. The power of natural affection. Unreasonable creatures feed their young : And though man's face be fearful to their eyes, Yet, in protection of their tender ones, Who hath not seen them (even with those wings Which sometimes they have used with fearful flight) Make war with him that climb’d unto their nest, Offering their own lives in their young's defence ?
23–ii. 2. 141.
The poor wren,
142. Affections not felt are disbelieved or despised. How sometimes nature will betray its folly, Its tenderness, and make itself a pastime To harder bosomsa !
Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments shows, agreeably to Thucydides, that sentiments, when above the tone of others, reach not their sympathy.
Your affections ar
144. Parental discipline neglected. Had doting Priam check'd his son's desire, Troy had been bright with fame, and not with fireb.
A noble resolve. Had I a dozen sons,—each in my love alike,–I had rather had eleven die nobly for their country, than one voluptuously surfeit out of action.
28-i. 3. 147.
9-iii. 4. 148. Acquaintanceship to be formed with caution.
It is certain that either wise bearing, or ignorant carriage, is caught, as men take diseases, one of another; therefore, let men take heed of their company.
\“ In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end. For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.” -1 Sam. iii. 12, 13. • Restrained within any certain bounds.
d Tear off.