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Our arms, like to a muzzled bear, save in aspect, have all offence seal'd up.-K. Pui. II., 1.

O, tremble; for you hear the lion roar.–Bast. II., 1.

O, if thou teach me to believe this sorrow, teach thou this sorrow how to make me die.-Const. III., 1.

O let thy vow first made to heaven, first be to heaven perform'd.-PAND. III., 1.

O, that my tongue were in the thunder's mouth! then with a passion would I shake the world.—Const. III., 4.

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Our griefs, and not our manners, reason now.-Sal. , 3.

O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty! the earth had not a hole to hide this deed.-PEM.

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O, that there were some virtue in my tears, that might relieve you !-P. HEN. V., 7.

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So much my conscience whispers in your ear; which none but heaven, and you, and I, shall hear.-ELI.

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Strong reasons make strong actions.--LEW. III., 4.

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This is worshipful society, and fits the mounting spirit, like myself : for he is but a bastard to the time, who doth not smack of observation.-Bast. I., 1.

The peace of heaven is theirs, that lift their swords in such a just and charitable war.-Aust. II., 1.

Thou wear a lion's hide! doff it for shame, and hang a calf's-skin on those recreant limbs.-CONST. III., 1.

The better act of purposes mistook is, to mistake again; though indirect, yet indirection thereby grows direct, and falsehood falsehood cures.-PAND. III., 1.

The sun is in the heaven, and the proud day, attended with the pleasures of the world, is all too wanton, and too full of gawds, to give me audience.-K. JOHN, III., 3.

There's nothing in this world, can make me joy : life is as tedious as a twice-told tale.-LEW. III., 4.

To guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily, to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.—SAL. IV., 2.

This act is as an ancient tale new told; and, in the last repeating, troublesome, being urged at a time unseasonable.—PEM. IV., 2.

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The image of a wicked heinous fault lives in his eye. -PEM. IV., 2.

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Think you, I bear the shears of destiny? have I commandment on the pulse of life?—K. JOHN, IV., 2.

There is no sure foundation set on blood; no certain life achiev'd by others' death.-K. JOHN, IV., 2.

This is the very top, the height, the crest, or crest unto the crest, of murder's arms.-Sal. IV., 3.

Trust not those cunning waters of his eyes, for villainly is not without such rheum; and he long traded in it, makes it seem like rivers of remorse and innocency.--SAL. IV., 3.

The present time's so sick, that present medicine must be minister'd.-K. JOHN, V., 1.

The day shall not be up so soon as I, to try the fair adventure of to-morrow.—Lew. V., 5.

”Tis strange, that death should sing.--I am the cygnet to this pale faint swan, who chants a doleful hymn to his own death; and, from the organ-pipe of frailty, sings his soul and body to their lasting rest.-P. HEN. V., 7.

This England never did, (nor never shall,) lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, but when it first did help to wound itself.-Bast. V., 7.

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Urge them, while their souls are capable of this ambition : lest zeal, now melted, by the windy breath of soft petitions, pity, and remorse, cool and congeal again to what it was.-ELI. II., 2.

Unthread the rude eye of rebellion, and welcome home again discarded faith.—MEL. V., 4.

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Vast confusion waits (as doth a raven on a sick-fallen beast,) the eminent decay of wrested pomp.-BAST. IV., 3.

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Well did he become that lion's robe, that did disrobe the lion of that robe !-BLANCH, II., 1.

Whiles I am beggar, I will rail, and say,--there is no sin, but to be rich; and being rich, my virtue then shall be, to say,—there is no vice, but beggary.—Bast. II., 2.

Why holds thine eye that lamentable rheum, like a proud river peering o'er his bounds ? Be these sad signs confirmers of thy words ? -Const. III., 1.

When law can do no right, let it be lawful, that law bar no wrong.–Const. III., 1.

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What motive may be stronger with thee than the name of wife ?-BLANCH, III., 1.

Within this wall of flesh there is a soul, counts thee her creditor, and with advantage means to pay thy love. -K. JOHN, III., 3.

When fortune means to men most good, she looks upon them with a threatening eye.-PAND. III., 4.

When workmen strive to do better than well, they do confound their skill in covetousness.—PEM. IV., 2.

We cannot hold morality's strong hand.-K. JOHN, IV., 2.

Where is that blood, that I have seen inhabit in those cheeks ? so foul a sky clears not without a storm: pour down thy weather.-K. John, IV., 2.

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We grant, thou canst outscold us : fare thee well; we hold our time too precious to be spent with such a babbler.—LEW. V., 2.

Why should I then be false; since it is true, that I must die here, and live hence by truth ?-MEL. V., 4.

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You are the hare of whom the proverb goes, whose valour plucks dead lions by the beard.—BAST. II., 1.

Pericles, Prince of Cyre.

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All poverty was scorn'd, and pride so great, the name of help grew odious to repeat.-CLE. Act I., Scene 4.

A man whom both the waters and the wind, in that

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