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Nor age so eat up my invention,
bad life reft me so much of friends,
THE DESIRE OF BELOVED OBJECTS HEIGHTENED BY
For it so falls out, That what we have we prize not to the worth, Whiles* we enjoy it; but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rackt the value; then we find The virtue, that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours:
So will it fare with Claudio: When he shall hear she died upon his words, The idea of her life shall sweetly creep Into his study of imagination; And every lovely organ of her life Shall come apparel'd in more precious habit, More moving delicate, and full of life, Into the eye and prospect of his soul, Than when she liv'd indeed.
But manhood is melted into courtesiesg, valour into compliment, and men are only turned into tongue, and trim ones too: he is now as valiant as Hercules, that only tells a lie, and swears it.
COUNSEL OF NO WEIGHT IN MISERY. I pray thee, cease thy counsel, * While.
+ Overrate, # By. $ Ceremony.
Which falls into mine ears as profitless
SATIRE ON THE STOIC PHILOSOPHERS. I pray thee, peace: I will be flesh and blood; For there was never yet philosopher, That could endure the tooth-ach patiently;
However they have writ the style of gods,
Hold you content: What man! I know them, yea, And what they weigh, even to the utmost scruple; Scambling, out-facing, fashion-mong'ring boys, That lie and cog, and flout, deprave and slander, Go anticly, and show outward hideousness, And speak off half a dozen dangerous words, How they might hurt their enemies, if they durst, And this is all.
VILLAIN TO BE NOTED.
Which is the villain? Let me see his eyes;
The wolves have prey'd; and look, the gentle day, Before the wheels of Phoebus, round about Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. .
TAMING OF THE SHREW.
HOUNDS. Thy hounds shall make the welkin answer them, And fetch shrill echoes from the hollow earth.
Dost thou love pictures? we will fetch thee Adonis painted by a running brook: (straight
And Cytherea all in sedges hid;
the sea, puff'd up with winds,
A MAD WEDDING.
When the priest Should ask if Katherine should be his wife, Ay, by gogs-wouns, quoth he; and swore so loud, That, all amaz'd, the priest let fall the book : And, as he stoop'd again to take it up, The mad-brain'd bridegroom took him such a cuff, That down fell priest and book, and book and priest; Now take them up, quoth he, if any list.
Tra. What said the wench, when he arose again? Gre. Trembled and shook; for why, he stamp'd,
and swore, As if the vicar meant to cozen him. But after many ceremonies done,
He calls for wine:-A health, quoth he;' as if
THE MIND ALONE VALUABLE.
For 'tis the mind that makes thé body rich; And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, So honour peeretht in the meanest habit. What, is the jay more precious than the lark, Because his feathers are more beautiful? Or is the adder better than the eel, Because his painted skin contents the eye? O, no, good Kate; neither art thou the worse For this
furniture and mean array.
ACT V. THE WIFE'S DUTY TO HER HUSBAND. Fie, fie! unknit that threat’ning unkind brow; And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor: It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads; Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair buds;
It was the custom for the company present to drink wine immediately after the marriage ceremony.