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When her lascivious arms the water hurts,
Shoots her laft arrow : what man ever led
Drayton's Duke of Normandy. Her hair was rowl'd in many a curious fret, Much like a rich and curious coronet ; Upon whose arches twenty cupids lay, And were or ty'd, or loath to fly away:
Brown's Paftorals As in our heraldry, we deem Those colours of the best esteem, With fol and luna blazing forth The nobler arms of higher worth: So nature having drawn this piece, Than which was never artifice So neatly penn'd, and polish'd o'er With skilful art and beauty more,,
Resolv'd for its great worth and fame,
To put it in a golden frame.
Shakespear's Troilus and Crellida,
Shakespear's Winter's Tale. 1. Give me your hand ; this hand is moist, my lady,
It hath felt no age, nor known no sorrow. 1. This argues fruitfulness, and lib'ral heart : Hot, hot, and moist-this hand of yours requires A fequefter from liberty, fafting and prayer, Much castigation, exercise devout ; For here's a young and sweating devil here, That commonly rebels : 'tis a good hand ; A frank one. 1. You may, indeed, fay so; For 'twas that hand, that gave my heart away. 1. A lib'ral hand. The hearts of old, gave hands ; But our new heraldry is hands, not hearts.
Shakespear's Othello.. The instrument of inftruments, the hand ; Courtesy's index ; chamberlain to nature ; The body's soldier ; and mouth's caterer ; Psyche's great Secretary ; the dumb's eloquence ; The blind man's candle, and his forehead's buckler ; The minister of wrath, and friendfhip's fign.
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Shakespear's As you like it.
Daniel to the Countess of Bedford. What thing fo good, which not some harm may bring? Ev'n to be happy is a dang'rous thing!
E. of Sterline's Darius It is the best felicity, to be Not foild, and vanquish'd by felicity.
Aleyn's Poiétiers. He that makes gold his wife, but not his whore ;. He that at noon-day walks by a prison door ; He that i'th' sun is neither beam nor moate ; He that's not mad after a petticoat ; He for whom poor mens curses dig no grave ; He that is neither lords nor lawyers slave ; He that makes this his fea, and that his shore; He that in's coffin's richer than before ; He that counts youth his sword, and age his staffs He whose right-hand carves his own epitaph ; He that upon his death bed is a swan ; And dead, no crow ; he is a happy man.
Dekker's Second Part of the honest Whore.
O happiness Of those that know not pride or luft of city! There's no' man bless’d, but those that most men pity.
Marston's Sopbonisba. Happy are those, That knowing, in their births, they are subject to Uncertain change, are fill prepard, and arm'd For either fortune : a rare principle, And with much labour, learnd in wisdom's school.
• Maffinger's Bondmas. Physicians say, repletion springs, More from the sweet, than Sou'r things.
Herrick. That happiness does ftill the longest thrive ; Where joys and griefs have turns alternative.
Herrick. "Tis with our souls As with our eyes, that after a long darkness Are dazled at th' approach of sudden light. When i'th' midst of fears we are surpriz d With unexpected happiness ; the fisit Degrees of joy, are mere astonishment.
Denham's Sophy. Over all men hangs a doubtful fate : One gains by what another is bereft ; The frugal deities have only left A common bank of happiness below, Maintain'd like nature, by an ebb and how.
Sir Robert Howard's Indian Queen. Happiness is a stranger to mankind, And like to a forc'd motion, it is ever Strongest at the beginning; then languishing With time, grows weary of our company : But to misfortunes we so subject are, That like to natural motion, they prove ftill More vigorous in their progress.
Tuke's Adventures of Five Hours.