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Act iii. Sc. 1.

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

The Mourning Bride.

Act v. Sc. xii.

For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds,
And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.

Way of the World.

Act iii. Sc. 12.

If there's delight in love, 't is when I see
The heart which others bleed for, bleed for me.

Love for Love.

Act ii. Sc. 1.

Ferdinand Mendez Pinto was but a type of thee, thou liar of the first magnitude.



The Fair Penitent.

Act ii. Sc. i.

Is she not more than painting can express,
Or youthful poets fancy when they love?

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Is this that haughty, gallant, gay Lothario?




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Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man;
A mighty maze! but not without a plan.

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Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies,
And catch the manners living as they rise;

Laugh where we must, be candid where we can,
But vindicate the ways of God to man.'

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A hero perish or a sparrow fall.

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Hope springs eternal in the human breast:
Man never is, but always to be blest.

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Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutored mind
Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.

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Die of a rose in aromatic pain?

*And justify the ways of God to man. - Par. Lost, B. i. L. 26.

Essay on Man -Continued.

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The spider's touch how exquisitely fine!
Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.*

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All nature is but art unknown to thee;

All chance, direction, which thou canst not see;
All discord, harmony not understood;

All partial evil, universal good;

And spite of pride, in erring reason's spite,
One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.

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Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.†

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And hence one master-passion in the breast,
Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest.

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The young disease, that must subdue at length,
Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.

Much like a subtle spider which doth sit
In middle of her web, which spreadeth wide;
If ought do touch the utmost thread of it
She feels it instantly on every side.

Immortality of the Soul. SIR JOHN DAVIES, (1570–1626.) From Charron (de la Sagesse):-"La vraye science et le vray etude de l'homme c'est l'homme."

Essay on Man -Continued.

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Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,*
As to be hated, needs but to be seen;
But seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.

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Virtuous and vicious every man must be,
Few in th' extreme, but all in the degree.

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Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.

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Till tired he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er.

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For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight;
His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.

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O happiness! our being's end and aim!

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Order is Heaven's first law.

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Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense,
Lie in three words — health, peace, and competence.

*For truth has such a face and such a mien,

As to be loved needs only to be seen.

Hind and Panther. DRYDEN.

Essay on Man - Continued.

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The soul's calm sunshine and the heartfelt joy.

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Honor and shame from no condition rise;
Act well your part, — there all the honor lies.

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Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow; The rest is all but leather or prunella.

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What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.

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A wit's a feather, and a chief a rod ;

An honest man's the noblest work of God.

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Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart:
One self-approving hour whole years outweighs
Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas:

And more true joy Marcellus exiled feels

Than Cæsar with a senate at his heels.

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If parts allure thee, think how Bacon shined,
The wisest, brightest, meanest of mankind!
Or ravished with the whistling of a name,
See Cromwell damned to everlasting fame!

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