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IN VY

PAINFUL TO ITS POSSESSOR.

Orlando, Oh, how bitter a thing it is, to look into happiness through another man's eyes,

As you like it. Act v. Scene 2.

ENVY UNSCRUPULOUS.

Cranmer.

Men that make Envy and crooked malice nourishment, Dare bite the best.

King Henry VIII. dct v. Scene 2.

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EXCESSIVE INDULGENCE.

PLEASURE PALLS BY OVER-INDULGENCE.

Duke. If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it ; that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

Twelfth Night. Act i. Scene 1.

Claudio. As surfeit is the father of much fast,
So every scope by the immoderate use
Turns to restraint : our natnres do pursue
(Like rats that ravin down their proper bane)
A thirsty evil; and when we drink, we die.

Measure for Measure. Act i. Scene 3.

Gaunt. His rash, fierce blaze of riot cannot last:
For violent fires soon burn out themselves;
Small showers last long, but sudden storms are short;
He tires betimes, that spurs too fast betimes ;
With eager feeding, food doth choke the feeder;
Light vanity, insatiate cormorant,
Consuming means, soon preys upon

itself.
King Richard II. Act ii. Scenc I.

Friar Laurence. These violent delights have violent ends; And in their triumph die; like fire and powder,

EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPT GOOD MANNERS.

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Which, as they kiss, consume: the sweetest honey
Is loathsome in its own deliciousness,
And in the taste confounds the appetite

Romeo and Juliet. Act ii. Scene 6.

EVIL COMMUNICATIONS

CORRUPT GOOD MANNERS.

WISDOM AND FOLLY CONTAGIOUS.

Falstaff. It is certain, that either wise bearing, or ignorant carriage, is caught, as men take diseases, one of another; therefore, let men take heed of their company.

2nd part King Henry IV. Act v. Scene 1.

AS ALSO VIRTUE AND VICE.

Cassius. Well, Brutus, thou art noble ; yet, I see,
Thy honourable metal may be wrought
From that it is dispos’d: therefore 'tis meet
That noble minds keep ever with their likes ;
For who so firm that cannot be seduc'd ?

Julius Cæsar. Act i. Scene 2.

FAME AND GLORY.

A MAN SHOULD BUILD HIS OWN FAME.

Benedick. If a man do not erect in this age his own tomb ere he dies, he shall live no longer in monument, than the bell rings and the widow weeps.

Much ado about Nothing. Act v. Scene 2.

VALUE OF FAME DEPENDANT ON ITS SOURCE.

Princess. And, out of question, so it is sometimes;
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,

Love's Labour's lost. Activ Scene 1.

Norfolk. The purest treasure mortal times afford
Is-spotless reputation; that away,
Men are but gilded loam, or painted clay.

King Richard II. Act i. Scene 1.

Pucelle. Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
Till, by broad spreading. it disperse to nought.

1st part King Hen. VI. Act i. Scene 2.

FAME VALUABLE IN REFERENCE TO ITS ORIGIN,

Æneas. The worthiness of praise distains his worth, If that the prais'd himself bring the praise forth : But what the repining enemy commends, That breath fame follows; that praise, sole pure, transcends.

Troilus and Cressida. Act i. Scene 3,

THIS WORLD'S GLORY ESTIMATED.

Apemantus. Like madness is the glory of this life.

Timon of Athens. Act i. Scene 2.

VALUE OF GOOD CHARACTER,

Iago. Good name, in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse, steals trash; ’tis something, nothing; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of that, which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.

Othello. Act iii. Scene 3,

GLORY COMPARATIVE,

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Portia, So doth the greater glory dim the less :
A substitute shines brightly as a king,
Until a king be by : and then his state
Empties itself, as doth an inland brook,
Into the main of waters.

Merchant of Venice. Act v. Scene 1.

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