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A spit of Portugals serv'd in for plovers ;
Middleton's Game at Chess.
Cupid's WbirligigHis ftomach's as insatiate as the grave, Or strumpet's ravenous appetite.
Mafinger's New Way to pay Old Debts. Variety is fought for to delight Thy witty and ambitious appetite; Three elements at least dispeopled be, To satisfy judicious gluttony.
Randolph, Will you still owe your virtues to your bellies ? And only think then nobly, -when you're full ? Doth fodder keep you honeft? are you bad When out of flesh ? and think you't an excuse Of vile and ignominious actions, that You're lean, and out of liking ? for I muft Speak of you now as cattle, while you thus Enslave your felves unto the paunch, enduring A tyranny, beyond that you complain of.
Cartwright's Siege. Whose life's the table and the stage, He doth not spend, but lose his age.
Killegrew's Conspiracy. Lautus, thy palate can be pleas'd with nought, But the best cates far fetch'd, and deareft bought ; Sicilian lampreys, and the Tuscan boar, With witty dainties ne'er heard of before
Vitellius' age ; such as Minerva's shield;"
Sir W. Davenant's Wits.
But most it is presumption in us, when
Shakespear's All's well that ends well.
Yoluyon's Catiline Though all the doors are fure, and all our servants As sure bound with their sleeps ; yet there is one That wakes above, whose eye no sleep can bind ; He sees through doors, and darkness, and our thoughts : And therefore as we should avoid with fear, To think amiss ourselves before his search ; So should we be as curious to Thun All cause, that others think not ill of us.
Chapman's Bully D'ambois. Gods nought foresee, but fee : for to their eyes Nought is to come or paft: nor are you vile, Because the gods foresee ; for God, not we, Sees as things are ; things are not, as we see.
Marston's Sophonisba. 1. Can nature be so simple or malicious To destroy the reputation of her Proper memory? She cannot : sure there Is some pow'r above her, that controuls her force. 2. A power above nature ? doubt you that, My lord ? consider, but whence man receives His body and his form, not from corruption, Like some worms and fies; but only from the Generation of a man: for nature Never did bring forth a man without a man ; Nor could the first man being but 'The passive subject, not the active mover, Be the maker of himself ; so, of necessity There must be a superiour pow'r to nature.
Tourneur's Atheists Tragedy.
'Tis hard to find God, but to comprehend Him, as he is, is labour without end.
Herrick. Then tell me first, if nature must forbear
To ask, why ftill the must remain in doubt? A darkness which does much like hell appear,
Where all may enter in, but none get out.
Charg'd to make God, the object of the mind;
Sir. W. Davenant,
Mirror for Magistrates. For government, though high, and low, and lower, Put into parts, doth keep in one-confent ; Congreeing in a full and natural close, Like musick. Therefore heaven doth divide The state of man in divers functions, Setting endeavour in continual motion : To which is fixed, as an aim or butt, Obedience ; for fo work the honey bees, Creatures, that by a rule in nature teach The art of order to a peopled kingdom. They have a king, and officers of fort ; Where some, like magiftrates, correct at home; Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad ; Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds,
Which pillage they with merry march bring home
Shakespear's Henry V.
your foot shall be fet upon the stars,
Chapman's Firft Part of Byron's Conspiracy.