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As record of fair act; nay, many times,
205. The act of opposing one thing to another.
26-i. 3. 206. Worldly opinion of things.
What things there are, Most abject in regard, and dear in use ! What things again, most dear in the esteem, And poor in worth!
26iii. 3. 207. Things unavoidable not to be deplored. Be you not troubled with the time, which drives O’er your content these strong necessities; But let determined things to destiny Hold unbewail'd their way.
30-iii. 6. 208.
Crisis. Things'at the worst will cease, or else climb upward To what they were before.
15-iv. 2. 209.
From Rumour's tongues They bring smooth comforts false, worse than true wrongs.
19-Induction. 210. Rumour, its diffusiveness.
Rumour is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures; And of so easy and so plain a stop,
That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,
19—Introduction. 211. Rumour, its diffusiveness.
Loud Rumour speaks :
19— Introduction. 212.
News, good and bad.
213. Unwelcome news, thankless. The first bringer of unwelcome news Hath but a losing office; and his tongue Sounds ever after as a sullen bell, Remember'd knolling a departing friend. 214.
'T is better to be much abused, Than but to know 't a little.
216, Opportunity personified. Unruly blasts wait on the tender spring; Unwholesome weeds take root with precious flowers ; The adder hisses where the sweet birds sing; What virtue breeds, iniquity devours: We have no good that we can say is ours; But ill annexed opportunity Or kills his life, or else his quality.
0, Opportunity! thy guilt is great:
Guilty thou art of murder and of theft;
Take the instant way;
26-üi. 3. 218.
Good and evil mixed. Within the infant rind of this small flower Poison hath residence, and med’cine power: For this being smelt, with that part cheers each part; Being tasted, slays all senses with the heart. Two such opposed foes encamp them still In man as well as herbs, grace and rude will; And, where the worser is predominant, Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.
35-ii. 3. 219. Good may be extracted from evil. There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distil it out; Than that, which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness. 7—i. 1. 220.
Let still the woman take
However we do praise ourselves,
4-ii. 4. tongue, • Sorrowful.
221. Posthumous good and evil. The evil, that men do, lives after them ; The good is oft interred with their bones. 29—iii. 2. 222. Goodness often misinterpreted.
To some kind of men,
10-ii. 2. 223.
Gold, all things obey.
"T is gold, Which buys admittance; oft it doth; yea, and makes Diana's rangers, false themselves, yield up Their deer to the stand of the stealer; and 't is gold Which makes the true man kill’d, and saves the thief; Nay, sometimes hangs both thief and true man: What Can it not do, and undo ?
31-ii. 3. 224. The mind contaminated by gold. Gold
This yellow slave Will knit and break religions; bless the accursed ; Make the hoar leprosy adored ; place thieves, And give them title, knee, and approbation, With senators on the bench : this is it, That makes the wappen’de widow wed again ; She, whom the spital-house and ulcerous sores Would cast the gorge at, this embalms and spices To the April day againf.
27-iv. 3. 225. The judgment corrupted by gold. O thou sweet king-killer, and dear divorce Twixt natural son and sire ! thou bright defiler Of Hymen's purest bed ! thou valiant Mars ! Thou ever young, fresh, loved, and delicate wooer, Whose blush doth thaw the consecrated snow That lies on Dian's lap! thou visible god, That solder'st close impossibilities, And mak’st them kiss ! that speak'st with every
i. e. Gold restores her to all the sweetness and freshness of youth.