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Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth,
And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow.

POEMS.
That fell arrest
Without all * bail.—POEMS.

Kings and mighty potentates must die,
For that's the end of human misery.

KING HENRY VI. (1st part). Act III. Scene 2.

Golden lads and girls all must,
Like chimney-sweepers, come to dust.

CYMBELINE. Act iv. Scene 2. (Song).

By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death
Will seize the doctor too.

CYMBELINE. Act v. Scene 5.

Your worm is your only emperor for diet; we fat all creatures else to fat us; and we fat ourselves for maggots ; your fat king, and your lean beggar, is but variable service, two dishes, but to one table; that's the end.—HAMLET. Act iv. Scene 3.

XVIII.

THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY TRAINING.

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. Prov. xxix. 17.

i. e., Without any bail. 1 Prov. xiii. 24; xix. 18; xxii. 15; xxii. 13, 14; xxix. 15.

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.?

PROV. xxii. 6.

And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.2

—EPH, vi. 4.

The canker galls the infants of the spring,
Too oft before their buttons * be disclosed ;
And in the morn and liquid dew of youth
Contagious blastments are most imminent;
Be wary then.-HAMLET. Act 1. Scene 3.

Tender youth is soon suggested.
Two GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Act III, Scene 1.

Now 'tis spring, and weeds are shallow rooted ; Suffer them now, and they'll o'ergrow the garden, And choke the herbs for want of husbandry.

KING HENRY VI. (2d part). Act 111. Scene 1.

XIX.

ERROR ITS OWN CORRECTIVE.

Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backsliding shall reprove thee; know, therefore, and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord.—JER. ii. 19.

1 Deut. iv. 9; vi. 6, 7.

2 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. Prov. iv. 10-13.

* Buds.

Before I was afflicted, I went astray ; but now have I kept thy word.”—Ps. cxix. 67.

Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God.

ROMANS xi. 22.

It is good for man that he bear the yoke in his youth. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope. -Lam. iii. 27, 29.

(Our fathers) for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure ; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.3—HEB. xii. 10.

Therefore chastenest thou them by little and little that offend, and warnest them by putting them in remembrance wherein they have offended, that leaving their wickedness, they may believe on thee, O Lord.

WISDOM xii. 2.

His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

PROV. v. 22.

1 Prov. i. 30, 31.

2 Jer. xxxi. 18, 19. 3 Rom. v. 3, 4; John xv, 2 ; Isa. xxvii. 9.

D

To wilful

men, The injuries that they themselves procure Must be their schoolmasters.

KING LEAR. Act II. Scene 4.

They say best men are moulded out of faults,
And, for the most, become much more the better
For being a little bad.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Act v. Scene 1.

As surfeit is the father of much fast,
So every scope by the immoderate use
Turns to restraint.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Act 1. Scene 3.

You snatch some hence for little faults; that's love,
To make them fall no more : you some permit
To second ills with ills, each elder worse;
And make them dread it, to the doer's thrift.*

CYMBELINE. Act v. Scene 1.

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

KING HENRY V. Act iv. Scene 1.

In poison there is physic.

KING HENRY IV. (2d part). Act i. Scene 1.

* Advantage.

Headstrong liberty is lash'd with woe.*

COMEDY OF ERRORS. Act 11. Scene 1.

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Shun profane and vain babblings; for they will increase unto more ungodliness.—2 Tim. ii. 16.

Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived._2 Tim. iii. 13.

One sin another doth provoke.

PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE.

Act 1. Scene 1.

The cloy'd will
(That satiate yet unsatisfied desire,
That tub both filled and running), ravening first
The lamb, longs after for the garbage.

CYMBELINE. Act 1. Scene 7.

* Shakspeare shews also the need of this correction in the following passage:

"If that the heavens do not their visible spirits

Send quickly down to tame these vile offences,
'T will come.
Humanity must perforce prey on itself,
Like monsters of the deep.

KING LEAR. Act iy. Scene 2.
1 2 Thess. ii. 11, 12.

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