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" Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. "
Monthly Notes of the Library Association of the United Kingdom - Page 135
edited by - 1880
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King Henry VIII. Coriolanus

William Shakespeare - 1788
...he is now, nothing. Of his own body lie was ill, and gave The clergy ill example. Grif. Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass ; their virtues We write in water. May it please your highness To hear me speak his good now ? • • 191 Katk. Yes, good Griffith ;...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1803
...he is now, nothing. Of his own body he was ill, and gave The clergy ill example. Grif Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass ; their virtues We write in water. May it please your highness To hear me speak his good now? Kath. Yes, good Griffith; I were malicious...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1804
...he is now, nothing. Of his own body he was ill, and gave The clergy ill example. Grif. Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. May it please your highness To hear me speak his good now? Kath. Yes, good Griffith; I were malicious...
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Shakespeare's King Henry the eighth, a historical play, revised by J.P ...

William Shakespeare - 1804
...he is now, nothing : Of his own body he was ill, and gave The clergy ill example. Crom. Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass ; their virtues We write in water. — May it please your highness To hear me speak his good now? . Kath. Yes, good Cromwell; I were malicious...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...easier teach twenty what were good to be done r than be one of the twenty to follow my own teaching. Men's evil manners live in brass ; their virtues we write in water. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together ; our virtues would be proud , if our...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1805
...he is now, nothing. Of his own body he was ill, and gave The clergy ill example. Grif. Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. May it please your highness To hear me speak his good now? Kath. Yes, good Griffith; I were malicious...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1805
...he is now, nothing. Of his own body he was ill, and gave The clergy ill example. Grif. Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass ; their virtues We write in water. May it please your highness To hear me speak his good now ? Kath. Yes, good Griffith; I were malicious...
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Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, Upon the Plays of ..., Issue 2

E. H. Seymour - 1805
...good is oft interred with their bones" This sentiment, a little varied, occurs in K. Henry VIII. " Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues " We write in water." * 358. " As rushing out of doors," &c. . I wish this quaint conceit had been omitted, here. 361. "...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 9

William Shakespeare - 1806
...he is now, nothing. Of his own body he was ill, and gave The clergy ill example. Grif. Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass ; their virtues We write in water. May it please your highness To hear me speak his good now ? Kath. Yes, good Griffith; I were malicious...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 22

1806
...immediately relating to herself. With regard to other memorialists, let the eighth Harry be quoted: " Men's evil manners live in brass, their virtues we write in water—" The present merits no such imputation. We have here many entertaining anecdotes in the " Retrospect...
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