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Still to be neat, still to be drest
The Silent W oinan. Acti. Sc. I.
In small proportion we just beauties see,
Good Life, Long Lifu.
Epitaph on Elizabeth.
Underneath this sable hearse
Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke.
Soul of the age !
To the Memory of Shakoper.
* Cf. Basse, P. 151.
Small Latin, and less Greek.
To the Memory of Shakspere. He was not of an age, but for all time.
Sweet swan of Avon !
Get money ; still get money, boy ;
Every Man in his Humour. Act ii. Sc. 3.
THAT things have we seen
Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have
Letter to Ben Jonson.
JOHN FLETCHER. 1576-1625.
UR acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Upon an 'Honest Man's Fortune.'
* Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace;
Pope. Horace, Ep. i. Book !.
THOMAS CAREW. 1589-1639.
HE that loves a rosy cheek,
Fuel to maintain his fires ;
Then fly betimes, for only they
Conquest by Flight.
SIR THOMAS OVERBURY. 1581-1613.
N part to blame is she,
Which hath without consent bin only tride : He comes to neere that comes to be denide.*
A Wife. St. 36.
Be she fairer than the day,
If she be not so to me,
The Shepherd's Resolution.
FRANCIS QUARLES. 1592-1644.
Emblems. Book ii. 2.
GEORGE HERBERT. 1593-1632.
SWEET day, so cool
, so calm, so bright
* Shall I like a hermit dwell
On a rock or in a cell,
If she undervalue me
Attributed to Sir Walter Raleigh.
Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like summer friends, Flies of estate and sunshine.
A servant with this clause
Makes drudgery divine ;
Makes that and the action fine.
A verse may find him who a sermon flies,
Dare to be true, nothing can need a lie;
The worst speak something good ; if all want sense, God takes a text, and preacheth Pa-ti-ence.
Bibles laid open, millions of surprises.
Man is one world, and hath Another to attend him.
If goodness lead him not, yet weariness
May toss him to my breast.
* And he that does one fault at first,
Watts. Against Lying.