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A solemn air, the best comforter
THE TEMPEST. Act v. Scene 1.
Since nought so stockish, hard, and full of rage,
MERCHANT OF VENICE,
Act v. Scene 1.
Preposterous ass! that never read so far
TAMING OF THE SHREW.
Act III. Scene 1.
This music crept by me upon the waters;
THE TEMPEST. Act 1. Scene 2.
For Orpheus' lute was strung with poet's sinews; Whose golden touch could soften steel and stones. Two GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.
Act 111. Scene 2.
Orpheus with his lute made trees,
To his music, plants, and flowers
KING HENRY VIII.
Act III. Scene 1.
THE VALUE OF A GOOD NAME.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
PROV. xxii. 1.
Good name in man and woman
nothing; 'T was mine, 't is his, and has been slave to thou
1 Luke x. 20.
But he that filches from me my good name,
OTHELLO, Act II]. Scene 1.
The purest treasure mortal times afford
KING RICHARD II. Act 1. Scene 1.
OLD AGE VENERABLE.
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God."
LEV. xix. 32.
The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.2—Prov. xvi. 31.
JULIUS CÆSAR. Act II. Scene 1,
1 Gen. xxxi. 35; Eph. vi. 1-3.
2 Prov. xx. 29.
Old folks have discretion, as they say, and know the world. - MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. Act 11. Scene 2.
Youth no less becomes
HAMLET. Act iv. Scene 7.
GOD'S BLESSING ON PEACEMAKERS.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”—Matt. v. 9.
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife.?
PROV. xx. 3.
and with those That would make good of bad, and friends of foes.
MACBETH. Act 11. Scene 4.
2 Cor. xiii. 11; Phil. ii. 14, 15; Rom. xii. 18.
2 Gen. xiii. 8; James iii. 17, 18.
THE PRAYERS OF THE WICKED
Now we know that God heareth not sinners.
John ix. 31.
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.2 —Ps. lxvi. 18.
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul ? Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him ? 3
JOB xxvii. 8, 9.
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you ; yea,
make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Is. i. 15.
The gods are deaf to hot and peevish vows;
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Act v. Scene 3.
1 Prov. xv. 8, 29; James iv. 3. 2 Is. lix. 2; Matt. xxiii. 14. 3 Jer. xi. 11; Ezek. viii. 18; Zec. vii. 13. 4 Prov. xxviii. 9; Jer. xiv. 12; James v. 16; 1 John iii. 22.