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Than a perpetual honour. Dar'st thou die?
THE HYPOCRISY OF ANGELO.
There my father's grave
Did utter forth a voice! Yes, thou must die:
In base appliances. This outward-sainted deputy,-
VIRTUE AND GOODNESS.
Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
The evil that thou causest to be done,
GREATNESS SUBJECT TO CENSURE.
O PLACE and greatness, millions of false eyes
And rack thee in their fancies.
Take, oh take, those lips away,
As fast lock'd up in sleep, as guiltless labour When it lies starkly* in the traveller's bones.
O PRINCE, I conjure thee, as thou believ'st
That which but seems unlike: 'tis not impossible,
In all his dressings, characts, titles, forms,
* Habits and characters of office.
MIRTH AND MELANCHOLY.
Now, by two-headed Janus,
Nature hath fram'd strange fellows in her time :
That they'll not show their teeth in way of smile,
You have too much respect upon the world: They lose it, that do buy it with much care.
For aught I see, they are as sick, that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing: It is no mean happiness, therefore, to be seated in the mean; superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.
Let me play the fool:
Than my heart cool with mortifying groans.
Sleep when he wakes? and creep into the jaundice
I tell thee what, Antonio,I love thee, and it is my love that speaks ;
There are a sort of men, whose visages
Mark you this, Bassanio,
Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice: His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them; and, when you have them, they are not worth the search.
SPECULATION MORE EASY THAN PRACTICE.
If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages, princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching. The brain may devise laws for the blood; but a hot temper leaps over a cold decree: such a hare is madness the youth, to skip o'er the meshes of good counsel the cripple.
* Obstinate silence.