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Still to be neat, still to be drest
The Silent Woinan. Act i. Sc. I.
In small proportion we just beauties see,
Good Life, Long Lifu.
Epitaph on Elizabeth.
Underneath this sable hearse
Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke.
Soul of the age !
To the Memory of Shaksper.
* Cf. BASSE, P. 151.
Small Latin, and less Greek.
To the Memory of Shakspere. He was not of an age, but for all time.
Sweet swan of Avon !
Get money ; still get money, boy ;
Every Man in his Humour. Act ii. Sc. 3.
FRANCIS BEAUMONT. 1585-1616.
WHAT things have we seen
Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have
Letter to Ben Jonson.
JOHN FLETCHER. 1576-1625.
OUR acts our angels are, or good or ill
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
Upon an 'Honest Man's Fortune.'
* Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace;
Pope. Horace, Ep. i. Book :.
THOMAS CAREW. 1589-1639.
E that loves a rosy cheek,
Or a coral lip admires,
Fuel to maintain his fires;
Then fly betimes, for only they
Conquest by Flight.
SIR THOMAS OVERBURY. 1581-1613.
N part to blame is she,
Which hath without consent bin only tride : He comes to neere that comes to be denide. *
A Wife. St. 36.
GEORGE WITHER: 1588-1667.
HALL I, wasting in despair,
Die because a woman's fair?
'Cause another's rosy are?
Cf. MONTAGUE, page 202.
Be she fairer than the day,
If she be not so to me,
The Shepherd's Resolution.
FRANCIS QUARLES. 1592-1644.
BE wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
Emblems. Book ii. 2. 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. Ibid. Book ü. 10.
SWEET day, so cool
, so calm, so bright,
The bridal of the earth and sky.
# Shall I like a hermit dwell
On a rock or in a cell,
If she undervalue me
Attributed to Sir Walter Raleigh.
Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like summer friends, Flies of estate and sunshine.
A servant with this clause
Makes drudgery divine ;
Makes that and the action fine.
A verse may find him who a sermon flies,
Dare to be true, nothing can need a lie;
The worst speak something good ; if all want sense, God takes a text, and preacheth Pa-ti-ence. Ibid.
Bibles laid open, millions of surprises.
Man is one world, and hath Another to attend him.
If goodness lead him not, yet weariness
May toss him to my breast.
And he that does one fault at first,
Watts. Against Lying.