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Like a rich armour, worn in the heat of day,
That scalds with safety.*
KING HENRY IV. (2d part).

Act iv. Scene 4.

They that stand high have many blasts to shake them, And if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces.

King RICHARD III. Act 1. Scene 3.

Often, to our comfort, shall we find
The sharded beetle in a safer hold
Than is the full-winged eagle.

CYMBELINE, Act III. Scene 3.

or

* Shakspeare gives us another picture of “golden care "great treasure and trouble therewith " in the following sonnet :

The aged man that coffers up his gold

Is plagued with cramps, and gouts, and painful fits,
And scarce has eyes his treasure to behold,
But like still-pining Tantalus he sits,
And useless barns the harvest of his wits;
Having no other pleasure of his gain,
But torment that it cannot cure his pain.
So then he hath it, when he cannot use it,
And leaves it to be master'd by his young :
Who in their pride do presently abuse it ;
Their father was too weak, and they too strong,
To hold their cursed-blessed fortune long.
The sweets we wish for turn to loathed sours,
Even in the moment that we call them ours."

Best state, contentless,
Hath a distracted and most wretched being,
Worse than the worst, content.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act iv. Scene 3,

XV.

MURDER CANNOT BE HIDDEN.

And he said, What hast thou done ? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

GEN. iv, 10.

Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.-GEN. ix. 6.

Blood, like sacrificing Abel's, cries
Even from the tongueless caverns of the earth,

KING RICHARD II. Act 1. Scene 1.

Blood will have blood; Stones have been known to move, and trees to speak; Augurs, and understood relations, have, By magot-pies, and choughs, and rooks, brought forth The secret'st man of blood.-MACBETH. Act 111. Scene 4.

Guiltiness will speak,
Though tongues were out of use.

OTHELLO. Act v. Scene 1.

For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak,
With most miraculous organ.

HAMLET. Act II. Scene 2.

XVI.'

DEATH, THE END OF ALL EARTHLY PAS

SIONS AND TROUBLES.

There the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest.-JOB iii. 17.

Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished.—EccLEs. ix. 6.

Though death be poor, it ends a mortal woe.

KING RICHARD II. Act II. Scene 1.

Here lurks no treason, here no envy swells;
Here grow no damned grudges ; here are no storms,
No noise, but silence and eternal sleep.*

TITUS ANDRONICUS. Act I, Scene 2.

Fear no more the frown o' the great,

Thou art past the tyrant's stroke;

* The arbitrator of despairs, Just Death, kind umpire of men's miseries.

HENRY VI. (1st part). Act 11. Scene 5.

Care no more to clothe and eat;

To thee the reed is as the oak.
Fear no more the lightning flash,

Nor the all dreaded thunder-stone,
Fear not slander, censure rash;
Thou hast finish'd joy and moan.

CYMBELINE, Act iv. Scene 2.

XVII.

DEATH COMMON TO ALL.

There is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean.-ECCLES. ix. 2.

And I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.-ECCLES. ii. 14.

The small and the great are there ; and the servant is free from his master.—Job iii. 19.

There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death ; and there is no discharge in that war.2

ECCLES. viii. 8.

And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.3

EccLEs. ii. 16. For be seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.—Ps. xlix. 10.

1 Isa. lvii, 1, 2.

2 Gen, iii, 19.

3 Job xxi, 26.

It is appointed unto men once to die. —HEB. ix. 27.

The beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom ; the rich man also died, and was buried.—LUKE xvi. 22.

Mean and mighty, rotting
Together, have one dust.

CYMBELINE. Act iv. Scene 2.

Why, what is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust? And live we how we can, yet die we must.

KING HENRY VI. (3d part). Act v. Scene 2.

All that live must die,
Passing through nature to eternity.

HAMLET.

Act 1. Scene 2.

We cannot hold mortality's strong hand.

KING JOHN. Act iv. Scene 2.

Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth,
And delves the parallels in beauty's brow!

1 Rom. v. 12.

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