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Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go

not
in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn
from it, and pass away. —Prov. iv. 14, 15.

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Prov. i. 10.

Come out from among them, and be ye separate,
saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing.

2 Cor. vi. 17.

He is no man on whom perfections wait,
That knowing sin within will touch the gate.
PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE.

Act 1. Scene 1.

Lie in the lap of sin, and not mean harm ?
It is hypocrisy against the devil;
They that mean virtuously, and yet do so,
The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt

heaven.-OTHELLO. Act iv. Scene 1.

Satan avoid ! I charge thee tempt me not.

COMEDY OF ERRORS. Act iv. Scene 3.

'Tis not for gravity to play at cherrypit with Satan.

TWELFTH NIGHT. Act III. Scene 4.

1 Ps. i. 1, 2; Eph. v. 11.

Do not give dalliance Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw To the fire i' the blood.—TEMPEST. Act iv. Scene 1.

Sometimes we are devils to ourselves,
When we will tempt the frailty of our powers,
Presuming on their chainful potency.*

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Act IV. Scene 4.

XCIX.

THE DANGER OF AN UNGOVERNED

TONGUE.

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips. —Prov. xii. 13.

The lips of a fool will swallow up himself.?

ECCLES. X. 12.

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from troubles.—PROV. xxi, 23.

Many a man's tongue shakes out his master's undoing.

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. Act II. Scene 4.

* How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds,
Makes deeds ill done!

KING John. Act iv. Scene 2. 1 2 Sam. i. 2-16; Dan. vi. 7, 8, 24. 2 Luke xix. 22; Job xv. 6.

SHAKSPEARE'S ALLUSIONS

TO

SCRIPTURE CHARACTERS, INCIDENTS, ETC.

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

He alludes to Herod, in Henry V., act iii., sc. 3; in

Antony and Cleopatra, act i., sc. 2; twice in act üi., sc. 3 of the same play ; also in act iii., sc. 6, and act iv., sc. 6, and in Hamlet, act iii.,

scene 2. To Pilate, in King Richard II., act iv., sc. 1; and

King Richard III, act i., sc. 4. To Judas, in Love's Labour's Lost, act v., sc. 2; As

You Like It, act iii., sc. 4; King Richard II., act iii., sc. 2; and act iv., sc. l; and in King

Henry VI. (3d part), act v., sc. 7. To Barrabas, in the Merchant of Venice, act iv., sc. 1. To the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, in King

Richard II., act iv., sc. 1 ; in King Henry IV. (1st part), act iv., sc. 2, and act iii., sc. 3 of the same play.

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SHAKSPEARE'S ALLUSIONS TO

To the Parable of the Prodigal Son, in the Merry

Wives of Windsor, act iv., sc. 5; in the Comedy of Errors, act iv., sc. 3; in King Henry IV. (1st part), act iv., sc. 2; in As You Like It, act i., sc. 1; and in the Two Gentlemen of Verona, act ii.,

SC. 3.

To the Legion of Devils, in Twelfth Night, act ii., sc.

4; and in the Merchant of Venice, act i., sc. 3. To Golgotha, in Macbeth, act i., sc. 2; and in King

Richard II., act iv., sc. 1.

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.

He alludes to Adam, twice in Much Ado about

Nothing, act ii., sc. 1 ; in Love's Labour's Lost, act iv., sc. 2; in As You Like It, act ii., sc. 1 ; in the Comedy of Errors, act iv., sc. 3; in King Henry IV. (1st part), act iii., sc. 3; in King Henry V., act i., sc. 1; in King Henry VI (2d part), act iv., sc. 2; and twice in Hamlet, act v.,

sc. 1.

To Adam and Eve, in Love's Labour's Lost, act V., sc.

2; and in King Richard II., act iii., sc. 4. To Eve, in Two Gentlemen of Verona, act iii., sc. 1;

Merry Wives of Windsor, act iv., sc. 2; Twelfth
Night, act i., sc. 5; and in Love's Labour's Lost,

act i., sc. 1. To Cain, in Love's Labour's Lost, act iv., sc. 2 ; King

John, act iii., sc. 4 ; King Richard II., act v., sc. 6; King Henry IV. (2d part), act i., sc. 1; King Henry VI. (1st part), act i., sc. 3 ; Hamlet, act

V., sc. 1.

To Abel, King Richard II., act i., sc. 1 ; King Henry

VI. (1st part), act i., sc. 3. To Abraham, twice in the Merchant of Venice, act i.,

SC. 3.

To Jacob, five times in the Merchant of Venice, act i.,

sc. 3 ; and once in act ii., sc. 5, of the same play. To Japheth, in King Henry IV. (2d part), act ii., sc. 2. To Hagar, in the Merchant of Venice, act ii., sc. 5. To Laban, twice in the Merchant of Venice, act i., sc. 3. To Noah, in Twelfth Night, act iii., sc. 2. To the Flood, in the Comedy of Errors, act iii., sc. 2. To the Beasts entering the Ark, in As You Like It, act

V., sc. 4.

To Pharaoh's Soldiers, in Much Ado about Nothing,

act iii., sc. 3. To Pharaoh's Lean Kine,* King Henry IV. (1st part),

act ii., sc. 4. To the manner of Sisera's death, in the Tempest, act

iž., sc. 2. To Job, in King Henry IV. (2d part), act i., sc. 2. To Job and his Wife, in Merry Wives of Windsor, act

V., sc. 5.

* Stevens says that the following lines from Hamlet, act iii., SC. 4, contain an allusion to Pharaoh's dream, in Gen. xli. :

Look you now, what follows:
Here is your husband; like a mildew'd ear,

Blasting his wholesome brother.
But the allusion is a little obscure, and may be questioned.

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