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Indeed, true gladness doth not always speak :
Joy bred, and born bat in the tongue, is weak.
Johnson on the Coronation,
Swell, swell, my joys : and faint not to declare
Yourselves as ample, as your causes are.
True joy is only hope put out of fear;
And honour hideth error ev'ry where,
Lord Brooke's Alabam.
Joys that are born onlook'd for ; are born dumb.
Dekker and Webster's Westward Hoe.
For danger's fauce gives joy a better taste.
Gently my joys distil ;
you should break the vessel, you shou'd fill.
Joy never feasts so high,
As when the first course is of misery.
Joys are not joys, that always stay;
And conkant pleasures don't delight, but cloy.
Oh there was a time
I could have heard fuch sounds with raging joys ;
But now it comes too late :
Give blind men beauty ; mufick to the deaf;
Give prosp?rous winds to ships that have no fails ;
Their joys will be like mine.
All shew'd as fresh, and fair, and innocent,
As virgins to their lovers first survey ;
Joy'd as the spring, when March his sighs has spent,
And April's iweet rah tears are dry'd by May.
And this confed rate joy so swell?d each breaft,
That joy would turn to pain without a vent, Therefore their voices heav'n's renown expreft ; Though tongues ne'er reach,whatminds so nobly meant.
Sir W. Davenant's Gondibert.
My joys, like men in crowds, press out fo fast;
They stop by their own numbers, and their hafte.
Sir Robert Howard's Veftal Virgin.
Wonder and joy so faft together flow,
Their hafte to pass, has made their passage slow ;
Like struggling waters in a veffel pent,
Whose crowding drops choak up the narrow vent.
Sir Robert Howard's Indian Queen. Wise Heaven doth see it as fit In all our joys to give us some allays, As in our forrows comforts : When our fails Are filled with happieft winds, then we most need Some heavinefs to ballait us.
Fountain's Rewards of Virtue. There is no ftate, in which the bounteous Gods Have not plac'd joy, if men would seek it out.
Crown's Darius. I U D G E. So constantly the judges construe laws; That all agree still with the stronger cause.
Mirror for Magistrates.
I have seen,
When after execution, judgment hath
Repented o'er his doom.
Shakespear's Measure for Measure.
He hath such a judge, a man so learned,
So full of equity, lo noble, so notable ;
In the progress of his life, fo innocent;
In the manage of his office fo incorrupt ;
In the passages of state so wise ; in
Affection to his country so religious ;
In all his services to the king so
Fortunate and exploring, as envy.
It self cannot accuse, or malice vitiate :
Whom all lips will open to commend ; and
In their hearts will erect altars, and statues,
Columns, and obelisks, pillars, and pyramids,
To the perpetuity of his name and mem'ry;
Chapman and Shirley's Admiral of France.
This one more lesson, out of the events
Of these affairs now past, that whatsoever
Charge or commission judges have from us,
They ever make their aim ingenuous justice';
Not partial for reward, or swelling favour ;
To which if your king steer you, spare to obey:
For when his troubled blood is clear, and calm,
He will repent that he pursu'd his rage,
Before his pious law; and hold that judge
Unworthy of his place, that lets his censure
Float in the waves of an imagin'd favour :
This shipwracks in the haven ; and but wounds
Their conscience, that smooth the foon ebb’d humours
Of their incensed king.
Chapman and Shirley's Admiral of France.
He was then a judge, and in Cathedrâ,
In which he could not err ; it may be
Lordship's case : out of the chair and feat
Of justice, he hath his frailties, is loos'd
And expos’d to the conditions of other
Human natures; fo ev'ry judge, your lord ships
Are not ign'rant hath a kind of priv'lege
While he is in state, office and being ;
And although he may quoad fe, internally,
And privately, be guilty of brib’ry of
Justice ; yet quoad nos, and in publick,
He is an upright and innocent judge:
We are to take no notice, nay, we deserv'd
To suffer, if we should detect or stain
Him; for in that, we disparage th' office,
Which is the king's, and may be our own ; but
Once remov'd from his place by just dishonour
Of the king, he is no more a judge, but
A common person, whom the law takes hold
On ; and we are then to forget what he
Hath been; and without partiality,
To strip and lay him open to the world,
A counterfeit and corrupt judge. As for
Example, he may, and ought to flourish
In his greatness, and break any man's neck,
With as much facility as a jest ;
But the case being alter'd, and he down,
Ev'ry subject shall be heard : A wolf may
Be apparelld in a lamb-skin ; and if
Ev'ry man should be afraid to speak truth,
Nay and more than truth; if the good of the
Subject, which are clients, sometimes require
It, there would be no remove of officers ;
If no remove, no motions ; if no motion
In court, no heat; and by consequence but
Cold terms: take away this moving, this removing
of judges, the law may bury itfelf
In buckram, and the kingdom suffer for
Want of a due execution.
Chapman and Shirley's Admiral of France,
Fly, judges Ay, corruption's in your court ;
The judge of truth, hath made your judgment Short :
Look fo to judge, that at the latter day
Ye be not judg'd with those that wend astray ;
Who paffeth judgment for his private gain,
He well may judge, he is adjug'd to pain.
T. Lodze and R. Green's Looking:glass for Lond. and Eng. It well becomes that judge to nod at crimes, That does commit greater himself, and lives.
Tourneur's Revenger's Tragedy. This is the court sure, whose eminence proclaims Fair justice' seat is here ; who fits on high That no man should suspect partiality : Here in rich purple clad, her follow'rs go; Each man for his defert, and not for Mew.' Th’opprefs'd poor man's advocate, whose unfeed tongues Turn willing orators, retort the wrongs Upon the oppressor's head : Their brains are troublid About affairs of itate, the kingdom's good ; While others sleep secure, thele spend their blood :
Out-watch the tedious night, only to gain
Titles of honour, hardly worth the pain.
Dauborne's Poor Man's Comfort.
1. He speaks with others tongues, and hears mens suits
With others ears : Will seem to sleep o'th'bench
Only to entrap offenders in their answers ;
Dooms men to death by information ;
Rewards by hear-say. 2. Then the law to him
Is like a foul black cob-web to a spider ;
He makes it his dwelling, and a prison
To intangle those shall feed him.
Webster's Dutchefs of Malf. What can innocence hope for, When such as sit her judges are corrupted ?
Mafinger's Maid of Honour. 1. Men that are eminent in law, are wont To be ambitious of honour. 2. Oh, fir ! 'cis a maxim in our politicks, A judge destroys a mighty practiser : When they grow rich and lazy, they are ripe For honour.
Shirley's Honoria and Mammor." When fuperior justice Makes us her instrument, should we be partial I'th'execution ; 'twere to mock the pow'r And call down justice?
Nabbs's Hannibal and Scipio.
For in a government Th’offence is greatest in the instrument That hath the pow'r to punish ; and in laws, The author's trepass makes the fouleft cause
Nabbi's Microcosmus. Who painted justice blind, did not declare What magiftrates should be, but what they are : Not so much 'cause they rich and poor Mould weigh In their just scales alike; but because they Now blind with bribes, are grown so weak of sight, They'll sooner feel a cause, than see it right.