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I know to chase ; the roe the wind out-stripping ;
Isgrim himself, in all his bloody anger
I can beat from the bay; and the wild founder
Singly, and with my arm'd staff, turn the boar,
Spite of his foamy tushes, and thus strike him,
Till he fall down my feast.
Beaumont and Fletcher's Beggars Buf. What think
then Of a good cry of hounds ? It has been known Dogs have hunted lord ships to a fault.
Webster's Devil's Law Case. A pack of the bravest Spartan dogs in the world, If they do but once open, and spend their gabble, It will make the forest eccho. As if a ring of bells were in't ; admirably flew'd, by their
You would take them to be finging boys :
And for dew-laps, they are as big as vintners bags,
In which they (train hippocras.
Henry Shirley's Martyred Soldier.
Thou hast thy hounds to hunt the tim'rous hare,
The crafty fox, or the more noble deer ;
Till at a fault perchance thy lordship be,
And fome poor city-varlet hunts for thee.
For 'tis not poor A&tæon's fault alone :
Hounds have devour'd more masters sure than one.
Randolph. 1. A boar fo fierce and large, No hunter e'er did charge. Advance thy spear And turn him there. 2. This laft encounter he has bravely stood ; But now has lost his courage with his blood. He foams, and fill his tusks does whet, As if he still disdain'd retreat. 2. The wound you gave him makes him turn his head, To seek the darker shades, where he was bred, 3. Follow, follow.
1. Stay, my victorious boy!
When a courageous beast does bleed,
Then learn how far you should proceed
To use advantage where you may deftroy :
To courage ev'n of beast
' fome pity's due ; And where resistance fails, cease to pursue.
Sir W. Davenant's Playhouse to be lett.
HU S B A N D.
The lady Olivia has no folly :
She will keep no fool, fir, till the be marry'd ;
And fools are as like husbands, as pilchers
Are to herrings; the husband's the bigger.
Shakespear's Twelfth Nighr.
Look here upon this picture, and on this ;
The counterfeit presentment of two brothers :
See, what a grace was seated on this brow ;
Hyperion's curls ; the front of yove himself;
An eye, like Mars, to threaten or command ;
A station, like the herald Mercury
New lighted on a heaven-kifling hill;
A combination, and a form indeed,
Where ev'ry God did seem to set his seal,
To give the world assurance of a man!
This was your husband.--Look you-now what follows ;
Here is your husband, like a mildew'd ear,
Blasting his wholfome Brother. Have you eyes ?
Could you on this fair mountain leave to feed,
And batten on this moore ? ha! have you eyes ?
You cannot call it love ; for, at your age,
The hey-day in the blood is tame, it's humble,
And waits upon the judgment; and what judgement
Would ftep from this, to this? sense, fure, you have,
Else could you not have motion ; but, sure, that sense
Is apoplex'd : for madness would not err,
Nor sense to extasy was c'er fo thrall'd,
Bat it referv'd some quantity of choice
To serve in such a diff'rence. What devil was't,
That thus hath cozen'd you at hocdman-blind?
Eyes without feeling, feeling without fight,
Ears without hands or eyes, smelling fans all,
Or but a fickly part of one true sense
Could not so mope.
O shame! where is thy blush ? rebellious hell,
If thou can'lt mut'ny in a matron's bones,
To flaming youth let virtue be as wax,
And melt in her own fire. Proclaim no shame,
When the compulsive ardour gives the charge ;
Since frost itself as a&tively doth burn,
And reason panders will.
You are too amorous, too obsequious,
And make her too affur'd ; she may command you.
When women doubt most of their husbands loves,
They are most loving Husbands must take heed,
They give po gluts of kindness to their wives,
But use them like their horses ; whom they feed
Not with a manger full of meat together,
But half a peck at once; and keep them fo.
Still with an appetite to that they give them.
He that defires to have a loving wife,
Must bridle all the fhew of that defire :
Be kind, not amorous ; not bewraying kindness,
As if love wrought it, but considerate duty.
Offer no love-rites, but let wives still feek'them ;
For when they come unfought, they seldom like them.
Johnson's Every Man out of his Humour. As out of wormwood bees fuck honey, As from poor clients lawyers firk money, As parsley from a roaited coney : So, tho' the day be ne'er so funny, If wives will it rain, down then it drives ; The calmeit husbands make the storm'eft wives.
Dekker's First Part of the Honeft Whore. I have ever found it most true in mine Own experience, that they which are most
Violent dotards before their marriage,
Are the most voluntary cuckolds after.
Dekker and Webster's Wefward Hot.
Some children look most sweetly at their birth,
That after prove hard-favour'd; and so do husbands :
Your honey moons foonest wane, and shew sharp horns.
Dekker's Match me in London. Marry! no faith ; husbands are like lots in The lottery, you may draw forty blanks Before
find one that has any prize
In him ; a husband gen'rally is a
Careless domineering thing, that grows like
Coral ; which as long as it is under
Water is soft and tender ; but as soon
As it has got his branch above the waves
Is presently hard, ftiff, not to be bow'd,
But burst : so when your husband is a futor,
And under your choice, lord how supple he is,
How obsequious, how at your service,
Sweet lady: once married, got up his
Head above, a stiff, crooked, knobby, inflexible,
Tyrannous creature he grows ; then they turn
Like water, more you would embrace the less
What are husbands ? read the new world's wonders,
Such husbands as this monstrous world produces,
And you will scarce find such deformities;
They are shadows to conceal your venial virtues,
Sails to your mills, that grind with all occafions ;
Balls that lie by you to wash out your ftains ;
And bills nail'd up with horns before your stories,
To rent out last.
Beaumont and Fletcher's Rule a Wife and have a Wife. He that dares strike against the husband's freedom, The husband's curse stick to him, a tam'd cuckold ; His wife be fair and young, but moft dishonest, Most impudent, and have no feeling of its
No conscience to reclaim her from a monster;
Let her lie by him like a fatt'ring ruin,
And at one instant kill both name and honour :
Let him be loft, no eye to weep his end,
And find no earth that's base enough to bury him.
Beaumont and Fletcher's Rule a Wife and have a Wife.
As women owe a duty, fo do men.
Men must be like the branch, and bark to trees,
Which doth defend them from tempestuous rage,
Cloath them in winter, tender them in age:
Or as ewes love unto their eanlings lives ;
Such should be husbands custom to their wives.
If it appears to them they've stray'd amiss,
They only must rebuke them with a kiss ;
Or cluck them as hens chickens, with kind call,
Cover them under their wing, and pardon all :
No jars must make two beds, no ftrife divide them.
Those betwixt whom a faith and troth is giv'n,
Death only parts, since they are knit by heav'n.
Wilkins's Miseries of enforced Marriage.
To all marry'd men be this a caution,
Which they should duly tender as their life ;
Neither to doat too much, nor doubt a wife.
Maflinger's Pi&ure. A narrow minded husband is a thief To his own fame, and his preferment too ; He shuts his parts and fortunes from the world : While from the popular vote and knowledge Men rise to employment in the state.
Shirley's Lady of Pleasure, For oft a loving husband's aweful eye, Sets right the woman's (teps that went awry.
Sharphan's Fleire. -Young Wenches, Are like hungry hawks ; they'll stoop at Jackdaws, when they can meet with no better prey.
Glapthorne's Wit in a Confiable."