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Made after the similitude of God.-James iii. 9.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.
Ps. viii. 6.
Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Ps. vii. 5.
What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason ! How infinite in faculties ! In form, and moving, how express and admirable! In action, how like an angel! In apprehension, how like a god! The beauty of the world !—the paragon of animals.
HAMLET. Act 11. Scene 2.
THE MARRIAGE TIE A SACRED ONE.
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.—Matt. xix. 6.
God forbid that I should wish them sever'd,
KING HENRY VI. (3d part). Act iv. Scene 1.
1 1 Cor. vii. 10, 11.
God, the best maker of all marriages,
hearts in one.
MEN'S CURSES RECOIL ON THEIR OWN
As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him.
Ps. cix. 17.
Dread curses—like the sun 'gainst glass,
KING HENRY VI. (2d part). Act III. Scene 2.
Take heed, lest by your heat you burn yourselves.
KING HENRY VI. (2d part). Act v. Scene 1.
MERCY AN ATTRIBUTE OF GOD.
He delighteth in mercy_Micah vii. 18.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.-Ps. ciii. 8.
1 Is. liv. 7, 8.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against him.
Dan. ix. 9.
The Lord is longsuffering and of great mercy.”
NUMB. xiv. 18.
But mercy is above this scepter'd sway,
MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Act iv. Scene 1.
Wilt thou draw near the nature of the gods ?
TITUS. ANDRONICUS. Act 1. Scene 2.
THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF MIRTH.
merry heart doeth good like a medicine : but a broken spirit drieth the bones.- Prov. xvii. 22.
He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
PROV. XV. 15.
1 Neh, ix, 16, 17; Ps. cxxx. 4, 7.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
PROV. xv. 13.
Give not over thy mind to heaviness, and afflict not thyself in thine own counsel.1 The gladness of the heart is the life of a man; and the joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days.—Ecclus. xxx. 21, 22.
A light heart lives long.
Act v. Scene 2.
Care's an enemy to life.
TWELFTH NIGHT. Act I, Scene 3.
A merry heart goes all the day,
WINTER'S TALE. Act IV. Scene 2.
Sweet recreation barr'd what doth ensue,
COMEDY OF ERRORS. Act v. Scene 1.
Why should a man, whose blood is warm within, Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?
1 Prov, xii. 25; Ecclus. xxx. 23, 24.
Sleep, when he wakes and creep into the jaundice By being peevish?*
MERCHANT OF VENICE. Act I, Scene 1.
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
PROV. xxv. 16.
Let your moderation be known to all men.
PHIL. iv. 5.
Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting. -LUKE xxi. 34.
A surfeit of the sweetest things
Act II. Scene 3.
* In wooing sorrow let's be brief, Since, wedding it, there is such length of grief.
KING RICHARD II. Act v. Scene 1.
Gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite
King RICHARD II. Act 1. Scene 3.
1 Cor. ix. 25.