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The Sweet Neglect.
you were going to a feast.
Give me a look, give me a face,
Good Life, Long Life.
* Έμοι δε μόνοις πρόπινε τοις όμμασιν... "Ει δε Βούλει, τοίς χείλεσι προσφέρουσα, πλήρου φιλημάτων το έκπωμα, και ούτως δίδου.
Philostratus, Letter xxiv.
Epitaph on Elizabeth.
Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke.
To the Memory of Shakespeare.
Soul of the age ! The applause! delight! the wonder of our stage! My Shakespeare rise.
Small Latin, and less Greek.
He was not of an age, but for all time.
Sweet swan of Avon!
Every Man in his Humor. Act ii. Sc. 3. Get
get money, boy; No matter by what means.
1585-1616. Letter to Ben Jonson.
What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble and so full of subtile flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life.
The Shepherd's Resolution.
Die' because a woman 's fair?
If she be not so to me,
* Shall I like a hermit dwell
On a rock or in a cell,
If she undervalue me
Raleigh. THOMAS CAREW.
Or a coral lip admires,
Fuel to maintain his fires;
Conquest by Flight.
Emblems. Book ii. 2. Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
Book ii. Epigram 10. This house is to be let for life or years ; Her rent is sorrow, and her income tears ; Cupid ’t has long stood void ; her bills make known, She must be dearly let, or let alone.
Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like summer friends, Flies of estates and sunnen shine.
Makes drudgery divine;
Makes that and the action fine.
The Church Porch.
Dare to be true, nothing can need a lie;