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1573, LIKING-while unconfirmed, easily poisoned by a malicious suggestion.

One doth not know

How much an ill word may empoison liking. 1574. LOVE sometimes conquers fairly; sometimes by artifice.

Some Cupids kill by arrows, some by traps. 1575. COMPARISONS invidious.

Comparisons are odious.


O what men dare do! What men may do! What men daily do! Not knowing what they do. 1577. HYPOCRISY.

O, what authority and shew of truth

Can cunning Sin cover itself withal,

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1578. GOOD too frequently neglected while in


That which we have we prize not to the worth While we enjoy it; but being lackt and lost Why then we rack the value; then we find The virtue that possession would not give us. 1579, PATIENCE for the sufferings of others is found in many who, as to their own, b have much of IMPATIENCE.


Men 1.

Can counsel and speak comfort to that Grief
Which they themselves not feel: but tasting it,
Their Counsel turns to passion; which before
Would give preceptial medicine to rage,
Fetter strong madness in a silken thread,
Charm ache with air, and agony with words.
1580. PHILOSOPHY moral-too little applied.

-There seldom has been found Philosopher


That could endure the tooth-ache patiently.


There is not one wise man among twenty that will praise himself.


1582. MUSIC-the food of LOVE. Music is the food of Love.

1583. BEAUTY external-not hastily to be trusted. A beauteous wall doth oft close in pollution. 1584. CARE hostile to LIFE.

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Care is an enemy to Life.

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1585. SLANDER is according to the Motive and Character.

There is no slander in an allow'd Fool, though he do nothing but rail: nor railing in a known discreet Man, though he do nothing but reprove. 1586. WOMAN should marry an elder than herself. Let still the Woman take

An elder than herself: so wears she to him;
So sways she level in her Husband's heart.

1587. LOVE betrays itself as sure as MURTHER. A murtherous guilt shews not itself more soon Than Love that would seem hid*,

1588. INGRATITUDE most hateful and most contemptible.

Ingratitude is more hateful in a man

Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness;
Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption
Inhabits our frail blood.

*Which-ever be the elder, the old English Proverb coincides: "Love and Murther will out." The latter constitutes the Mot and Subject of one of the most interesting Tales of Mrs. OPIE.

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In Nature there's no blemish but the Mind;
None can be call'd deform'd but the unkind:
Virtue is Beauty*; but the beauteous evil
Are empty trunks o'er-flourisht by the Devil.
1590. WISDOM ought to rule; not PASSION.
Let thy fair Wisdom, not thy Passion, sway.


1591. FAME generous Minds look to it beyond
the Tomb.

Let Fame, that all hunt after in their lives,
Live register'd upon our brazen tombs,
And then grace us in the disgrace of Death;
When, spite of cormorant devouring Time,
The endeavor of this present breath may buy-
That Honor which shall bate his scythe's keen
And make us Heirs of all Eternity. [edge,
1592. SCIENCE is too dazzling for presumptuous


Study is like the Heaven's glorious Sun, That will not be deep search'd with saucy looks. · 1593, AFFLICTION we should not indulge it as without hope.

Affliction + may one day smile again..

1594. PRIDE.

All Pride is willing Pride.

1595, GLORY the Love of it may lead to the most dreadful VICES. Sometimes

So saith PLATO, and so LAVATER: and thus the sublime AKEN. "Mind, Mind alone-bear witness Earth and Heaven,


"The living fountains in itself contains

"Of beauteous and sublime,"

+ Quadrisyllable.


Glory grows guilty of detested crimes; When, for Fame's sake, for praise, an outward part, We bend to that the working of the heart. 1596. YOUTH liable to be presumptuous and headstrong.

Young blood will not obey an old decree


1597. ABSTINENCE excessive; a cause of disease. Abstinence engenders maladies. an. 14.7001 1598. STUDY too severe.a? A

Universal plodding prisons uphemi

The nimble spirits in the arteriesben 9 mi As motion and long-during action tires; //) The sinewy vigour of the traveller.b

1599. CHEARFULNESS favorable to LONGEVITY. A light heart lives long mo kun 3⁄4 à 97-7-2 1600, FOLLY most noted in the WISE.907 Folly in Fools bears not so strong a notel stolt As Foolery in the Wise. 715ado now binol ¡1601 GRIEF has no ear for pompous CONDOLENCE. Honest plain words best pierce the ear of Grief. 1602. MIRTH out of 21 oyad to 1. Mirth cannot move a soul in agonyom 1197) 971 1603. LESTS depend on the acceptance of the

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1605. CYPHER.


A crooked figure may

Attest, in little place, a million.


1606. JESTS misplaced may be fatal.

A Jest will savour but of shallow wit,

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When thousands weep more than did laugh at it*. 1607. PEACE should not make a State neglect it's Security.

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It is most meet we arm us 'gainst the Foe;
For Peace itself should not so dull a kingdom,
(Tho' War nor no known quarrel were in question)
But that defences, musters, preparations,
Should be maintain'd, assembled, and collected,
As were a War in expectation.

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1608. EVIL from it we may extract GOOD! There is some Soul of Goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distil it out.

1609. KINGS-how little they possess beyond

What have Kings that privates have not too?
Save Ceremony, save general Ceremony?
And what art thou, thou idol, Ceremony?

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What kind of God art thou, that suffer'st more Of mortal griefs than do thy worshippers ?


What are thy rents, what are thy comings-in? O
O Ceremony!-shew me but thy worth;
What is thy roll of adorationem qooo

Art thou aught else but place, degree, and form,
Creating awe and fear in other men?

Wherein thou art less happy, being fear'd,
Than they in fearing.

* Yet some such Jests have been too often uttered by Men in great Places in great Assemblies.

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