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XLII.

HONOUR.

Render therefore to all their dues : honour to whom honour.1_Rom. xiii. 7.

The due of honour in no point omit.

CYMBELINE. Act III. Scene 5.

XLIII.

THE CORRUPTION OF HUMAN NATURE.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked :: who can know it ?--JER. xvii. 9.

God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.:—GEN. vi. 5.

The heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live. 4

ECCLES. ix. 3. The imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth.'—Gen. viii. 21.

1 Lev, xix. 32. 3 Job xv, 14.

2 Matt. xv. 19. 4 Ps. li. 5.

All is oblique:
There's nothing level in our cursed natures,
But direct villany.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act iv. Scene 3.

O mischief! thou art swift
To enter in the thoughts of desperate men.

ROMEO AND JULIET. Act v. Scene 1.

Who lives; that's not
Depraved, or depraves!

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act 11. Scene 1.

XLIV.

A VERY LITTLE, WITH LOVE, IS GOOD

CHEER.

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.2 -Prov. xv. 17.

Small cheer, and great welcome, makes a merry feast.—COMEDY OF ERRORS. Act III. Scene 1.

1 Job xiv. 4; James i. 14.

2 Eccles. iv. 6; v. 12.

XLV.

HUMILITY.

When ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say we are unprofitable servants."

LUKE xvii. 10.

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Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? will lay mine hand upon my mouth.”—Job xl. 4.

But we are all as an unclean thing, and our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.

. 3—Is. lxiv. 6.

More will I do:
Though all that I can do is nothing worth,
Since that my penitence comes after all,
Imploring pardon.

KING HENRY V. Act iv. Scene 1.

Let me be ignorant, and in nothing good,
But graciously to know I am no better.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Act 11. Scene 4.

Being free from vainness and self-glorious pride;
Giving full trophy, signal, and ostent,
Quite from himself, to God.*

KING HENRY V. Act v. Scene 1.

1 Gen. xxxii. 10. 2 Ps. li. 3-5; Ezra ix. 6; Dan. ix. 5-8; Neh. ix. 33.

3 Rom. iii. 27; Ps. cxliii. 2. * What hast thou that thou didst not receive?-1 Cor. iv. 7.

XLVI.

IDLENESS LEADS TO POVERTY.

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty.

PROV, xx. 13.

Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

PROV. xxiii. 21.

The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.”

PROV. XX. 4.

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand.

PROV. X. 4.

Delay leads impotent and snail-paced beggary.

KING RICHARD III.

Act iv. Scene 3.

In delay there lies no plenty.

TWELFTH NIGHT. Act 11. Scene 3.

1 Prov. xxiv. 33, 34.

? Matt. xxv. 3-9; xxv. 26-30.

XLVII.

INDUSTRY INCULCATED.

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise ; which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. — PROV. vi. 6-8.

We'll set thee to school to an ant.

King LEAR. Act 11. Scene 4.

XLVIII.

THE PRESENT TIME ONLY OURS.

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you : for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.—John xii. 35.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do

with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.?

ECCLES. ix. 10.

1 Job xii. 7; XXXV. 11.

2 Is. lv. 6.

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