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How at heaven's gates she claps her wings,
Cupid and Campaspe. Act v. Sc. 1. Be valyaunt, but not too venturous. Let thy attyre bee comely, but not costly.
"Euphues, 1579 (Arber's reprint), page 39. Though the Camomill, the more it is. trodden and pressed downe the more it spreadeth.8
Page 46. The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.
Page 47. I cast before the Moone.
Page 78. It seems to me (said she) that you are in some brown study.5
* Page 80. The soft droppes of rain perce the hard marble; 6 many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.?
Page 81. He reckoneth without his Hostesse.8 Love knoweth no lawes.
- Page 84. Did not Jupiter transforme himselfe into the shape of Amphitrio to embrace Alcmæna; into the form of a swan to enjoy Leda; into a Bull to beguile Io; into a showre of gold to win Danae ?!
Page 93. 1 Hark, hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings, And Phæbus 'gins arise.
SHAKESPEARE : Cymbeline, act ii. sc. 3. 2 Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy ; rich, not gaudy.
SHAKESPEARE : Hamlet, act i. sc. 3. 8 The camomile, the more it is trodden on the faster it grows. — SHAKESPEARE : 1 Henry IV. act ii. sc. 4.
4 See Heywood, page 11.
6 Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow. – PLUTARCH : Of the Training of Children.
Stillicidi casus lapidem cavat (Continual dropping wears away a stone). LUCRETIUS : 1. 314.
7 Many strokes, though with a little axe,
SHAKESPEARE: 3 Henry VI. act ii. sc. 1. 8 See Heywood page 12.
9 Jupiter himself was turned into a satyr, a shepherd, a bull, a swan, a golden shower, and what not for love. - BURTON : Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii. sec. iï. mem. i. subs. 1.
Lette me stande to the maine chance."
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. 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 Henry VI. act i. sc. 1. BUTLER: Hudibras, part ii. canto ii. DRYDEN : Persius, satire vi.
2 See Heywood, page 12. 3 'T is a world to see. – 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. – BRETON : 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.
8 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."
Arcadia. Book i. They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. Many-headed multitude.
Book ü. My dear, my better half.
Book iii. Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.
Astrophel and Stella, i. Have I caught my heav'nly jewel. Ibid. Second Song.
CYRIL TOURNEUR. Circa 1600.
A drunkard clasp his teeth and not undo 'em,
The Revenger's Tragedy. Act iii. Sc. 1.
1 Great thoughts come from the heart. — VAUVENARGUES: Maxim cxxvii.
2 He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts. - FLETCHER: Love's Cure, act iii. sc. 3. 8 Many-headed multitude. - SHAKESPEARE : Coriolanus, act ü. 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. 6 Quoted by Shakespeare in Merry Wives of Windsor. 6 Distilled damnation. - Robert Hall (in Gregory's “Life of Hall").
LORD BROOKE. 1554–1628. O wearisome condition of humanity!
Mustapha. Act v. Sc. 4. And out of mind as soon as out of sight.? Sonnet lvi.
GEORGE CHAPMAN. 1557–1634.
None ever loved but at first sight they loved.2
The Blind Beggar of Alexandria. An ill weed grows apace.3
An Humorous Day's Mirth. Black is a pearl in a woman's eye. 4
Her virtues were so rare. AU Fools. Act i. Sc. 1.
Ibid. Cornelia. What flowers are these ? Gazetta. The pansy this. Cor. Oh, that's for lovers’ thoughts.5 Act ii. Sc. I. 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. Act v. Sc. 1.
1 See Thomas à Kempis, page 7.
2 Who ever loved that loved not at first sight ?- MARLOWE : Hero and Leander.
I saw and loved. — GIBBON : Memoirs, vol. i. p. 106. 8 See Heywood, page 13.
4 Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes. — SHAKESPEARE: Two Gentlemen of Verona, act v. sc. 2.
5 There is pansies, that's for thoughts, – SHAKESPEARE : Hamlet, act iv. sc. 5.
& 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 Fuols. Act r. 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, One passion doth expel another still.2
Act v. Sc. 1. Let no man value at a little price A virtuous woman's counsel; her wing'd spirit Is featherd oftentimes with heavenly words.
The Gentleman Usher. Act iv. Sc. 1. To put a girdle round about the world.8
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.
în acts exemplary, not only win
Who to himself is law no law doth need,
Act iii. Sc. 1.
1 Quoted by Camden as a saving of one Dr. Metcalf. It is now in many peoples' mouths, and likely to pass into a proverb. —- Ray: Proverbs (Bohn ed.), p. 145.
2 One fire burns out another's burning.
SHAKESPEARE : Romeo and Juliet, act i. sc. 2. 8 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.