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He, and myself, have travell’d in the great shower of your gifts, and sweetly felt it.-Pain. V., 1.

His discontents are unremoveably coupled to nature. -1 SEN. V., 2.


I weigh my friend's affection with mine own.—TIM. I., 2.

I'm rapt, and cannot cover the monstrous bulk of this ingratitude with any size of words.-POET, V., 1.


No levell’d malice infects one comma in the course I hold.—POET, I., 1.


O, that men's ears should be to counsel deaf, but not to flattery.—APEM. I., 2.


Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.--ALCIB. III., 5.


Revenge is no valour, but to bear.—1 SEN. III., 5.


The fire i’ the flint shews not, till it be struck.Poet, I., 1.

'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.—TIM. I., 1.

There is no crossing him in his humour.–FLAV. I., 2.

'Tis deepest winter in lord Timon's purse ; that is, one may reach deep enough, and yet find little.-Luc. SERV. III., 4.

To be in anger, is impiety ; but who is man, that is not angry ?-ALCIB. III., 5.

'Twas time, and griefs, that fram’d him thus : time, with his fairer hand, offering the fortunes of his former days, the former man may make him.—2 SEN. V., 2.

W When we for recompense have prais'd the vile, it stains the glory in that happy verse which aptly sings the good. -POET, I., 1.

What viler thing upon the earth, than friends, who can bring noblest minds to basest ends !-FLAV. IV.,3.

Wilt thou whip thine own faults in other men ?Tim. V., 1.

When the day serves, before black-corner'd night, find what thou want'st by free and offer'd light. Pain. V., 1.

What a god's gold, that he is worshipp'd in a baser temple, than where swine feed ! 'tis thou that rigg'st the bark, and plough’st the foam; settlest admired reverence in a slave : to thee be worship! and thy saints for aye be crown'd.with plagues, and thee alone obey.-TIM. V., 1.

Two Gentlemen of Verona.


A man is never undone, till he be hanged. —LAUN. Act II., Scene 5.


Cease to lament for that thou can’st not help.-PRO. III., 1.


Duty never yet did want his meed.--SIL. II., 4.

Dumb jewels often, in their silent kind, more than quick words, do move a woman's mind.-VAL. III., 1.

Experience is by industry achiev'd, and perfected by the swift course of time.--ANT. I., 3.


Fire, that is closest kept, burns most of all.-Luc. I., 2.

H Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.-VAL. I., 1.

He that is so yoked by a fool, methinks should not be chronicled for wise.—VAL. I., 1.

He wants wit, that wants resolved will to learn his wit to exchange the bad for better.-PRO. II., 6.

Hope is a lover's staff; walk hence with that, and manage it against despairing thoughts.-PRO. III., 1.


I have no other but a woman's reason; I think him so, because I think him so.—Luc. I., 2.


Love is like a child, that longs for every thing that he can come by.--DUKE, III., 1.


Maids, in modesty, say No, to that which they would have the profferer construe, Ay.—JUL. I., 2.

My love is thaw'd; which, like a waxen image ʼgainst a fire, bears no impression of the thing it was.--Pro,



My ears are stopp'd, and cannot hear good news, so much of bad already hạth possess’d them.-VAL. III., 1.

Make a virtue of necessity.--2 Out. IV.,



O, how this spring of love resembleth

The uncertain glory of an April day; Which now shews all the beauty of the sun,

And by and by a cloud takes all away.-PRO. I., 3.

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Spaniel-like, the more she spurns my love, the more it grows, and fawneth on her still.—Pro. IV., 2.


They love least, that let men know their love.Luc. 1., 2.

The current, that with gentle murmur glides, thou know'st, being stopp’d, impatiently doth rage; but, when his fair course is not hindered, he makes sweet music with the enamel'd stones, giving a gentle kiss to every sedge he overtaketh in his pilgrimage ; and so by many winding nooks he strays, with willing sport, to the wild ocean.-JUL. II., 7.

That man that hath a tongue, I


is no man, if with his tongue he cannot win a woman.- -VAL. III., 1.

Time is the nurse and breeder of all good.—Pro. III., 1.

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