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MISCELLANEOUS EXTRACTS mPeace." Blessed are the peace-

makers,'' &C..death's symptomsma crisis in pain and evilmthejus-

tice of earth and heaven wprayer should come from the heartmun-

wise prayersmevery thing has its use and abusemworldly maxims

mdoing evil that good may comemjudging by the event.judg-

ment affected by passion-servile praise.m" let well alone "wrash-

nessmand its curemfirmness in wrong becomes obstinacym

growth of thought.undue respect to antiquitymadoption and

naturemdoubt worse than certainty meffect of night on the senses

m.variety pleasingmpoverty and honestymwhat is poverty ?m

kind intentions appreciatedmpreservation from dangerm"put not

your trust in princes, &c.'mwho is the heretic?mspecial absurdity

of learned follym" nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit"ucivil

dissension ma time for all thingsmold age not the time for jesting

m" carpe diem "mfoolery a sciencemflattery dangerous-degrees

in crime author's remarks

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Duke Senior.
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Row, my co-mates, and brothers in exile,

Hath not old custom made this life more sweet
Than that of painted pomp? Are not these woods
More free from peril than the envious court ?
Here feel we but the penalty of Adam,
The season's difference; as, the icy fang
And churlish chiding of the winter's wind;
Which, when it bites and blows upon my body,
E'en till I shrink with cold, I smile, and say-
This is no flattery : these are counsellors
That feelingly persuade me what I am.-
Sweet are the uses of Adversity;
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.*

As you like it. Act ii. Scene 1.

* It seems that after the superstition of the existence of a jewel in the toad's head had exploded, belief in a charm appertaining to a peculiar knot of bony structure, discovered there by some anatomists, still continued amongst the vulgar.

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ITS UNIVERSALITY.

Duke Senior. Thou seest, we are not all alone unhappy ; This wide and universal theatre Presents more woeful pageants than the scene Wherein we play.

Ibid. Act ii. Scene 7.

ITS BENEFITS.

K. Hen. V. There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distil it out.

Besides, they are our outward consciences,
And preachers to us all; admonishing
That we should dress us fairly for our end.-
Thus may we gather honey from the weed,
And make a moral e'en of the devil himself,

King Henry V. Act iv. Scene 1.

K. Hen. V. 'Tis good for men to love their present pains, Upon example: so the spirit is eas'd : And when the mind is quickened, out of doubt, The organs, though defunct and dead before, Break up their drowsy grave, and newly move With casted slough and fresh legerity.

Ibid.

AS A TRIAL OF CHARACTER.

Agamemnon. The ample proposition that hope makes, In all designs begun on earth below, Fails in the promised largeness: checks and disasters Grow in the veins of actions highest rear'd; As knots, by the conflux of meeting sap, Infect the sound pine, and divert his grain

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