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Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
And make it halt behind her.
T. iv. 1.
You shall not be
The grave of your deserving: Rome must know
The value of her own: 'twere a concealment
Worse than a theft, no less than a traducement,
To hide your doings.
Cram us with praise, and make us
As fat as tame things: One good deed, dying tongueless,
Slaughters a thousand, waiting upon that:
Our praises are our wages.
Praising what is lost
Makes the remembrance dear.
Cautioụs they praise, who purpose not to sell. Poems.
To things of sale a seller's praise belongs. L. L. iv.3.
Marry, Sir, they praise me and make an ass of me: now
my foes tell me plainly, I'm an ass ; so that by my foes, Sir,
I profit in the knowledge of myself.
T. N. v.1. PRAYERS.
Not with fond shekels of the tested gold;
Or stones, whose rates are either rich, or poor,
As fancy values them: but with true prayers,
That shall be up at heaven and enter there,
M. M. ii. 2.
We, ignorant of ourselves,
Beg often our own harms, which the wise powers.
Deny us for our good ; so find we profit
By losing of our prayers.
A.C. ii. 1.
When I would pray and think, I think and pray
To several subjects: heaven hath my empty words;
Whilst my invention, hearing not my tongue,
Anchors on Isabel : Heaven in my mouth,
As if I did but only chew his name ;
And in my heart, the strong and swelling evil
Of my conception.
M. M. ii. 4.
When holy and devout religious men
Are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them thence,
So sweet is zealous contemplation.
R. III. iii. 7.
A thousand knees,
Ten thousand years together, naked, fasting,
Upon a barren mountain, and still winter
In storm perpetual, could not move the gods
To look that way thou wert.
W.T. iii. 2
thee leave me to myself to-night;
For I have need of many orisons
To move the heavens to smile upon my state,
Which, well thou know'st, is cross and full of sin.
R. J. iv. 3.
And men in dangerous bonds, pray not alike. Cym. iii. 2.
Get him to say his prayers; good Sir Toby, get him to pray.
T. N. iii. 4. PREACHING AND PRACTICE.
Fie, uncle Beaufort! I have heard you preach,
That malice was a great and grievous sin:
And will not you maintain the thing you teach,
But prove a chief offender in the same ? HVI. PT. 1. iii. 1. PRECIPICE.
What, if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord,
Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff,
That beetles o'er his base into the sea ?
And there assume some other horrible form,
Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason,
And draw you into madness ? think of it:
The very place puts toys of desperation,
Without more motive, into every brain,
That looks so many fathoms to the sea,
And hears it roar beneath.
H. i. 4.
Lord Angelo is precise ;
Stand at a guard with envy; scarce confesses
That his blood flows, or that his appetite
Is more to bread than stone: Hence shall we see
If power change purpose, what our seemers be. M. M. i. 4.
A man whose blood
Is very snow-broth; one who never feels
The wanton stings and motions of the sense ;
But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge
With profits of the mind, study and fast.
M. M. i. 5.
The observ'd of all observers.
H. iii. 1 PREFERMENT.
'Tis the curse of service; Preferment goes by letter, and affection,
Not by the old gradation, where each second
Stood heir to the first.
0.i. 1, PREJUDICE.
Oft it chances, in particular men,
That, for some vicious mole of nature in them,
As, in their birth, (wherein they are not guilty,
Since nature cannot choose its origin,)
By the o'ergrowth of some complexion,
Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason;
Or by some habit, which too much o'er-leavens
The form of plausive manners ;—that these men,-
Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect;
Being nature's livery, or fortune's star,-
Their virtues else, (be they as pure as grace,
As infinite as man can undergo,)
Shall in the general censure take corruption
From that particular fault: the dram of base
Doth all the noble substance often dout,
To his own scandal.
H, i. 4.
Which warp'd the line of every other favour;
Scorn'd a fair colour, or express'd it stolen;
Extended or contracted all proportions,
To a most hideous object.
A.W. v. 3.
I am a Jew: Hath not a Jew eyes ? hath not a Jew hands,
organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions ? fed with
the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the
same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and
cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is ?
if you prick us, do we not bleed ? if you tickle us, do we
not laugh ? if you poison us, do we not die ? and if you
wrong us, shall we not revenge? if we are like you in the
rest, we will resemble you in that.
M. V. iii. 1. PREPARATION.
Your vessels, and your spells, provide,
Your charms, and every thing beside.
M. iii. 5. PRESENTATION.
Here's a gentleman, and a friend of mine. M. M. iii. 2. PRESENT PLEASURES AND PAINS.
Each present joy or sorrow seems the chief. Poems, PRESUMPTION.
Inspired merit so by breath is barr'd :
It is not so with him that all things knows,
As 'tis with us that square our guess by shows;
But most it is presumption in us, when
The help of heaven we count the act of men. A.W. ii. 1. PRETEXT.
My pretext to strike at him admits
A good construction.
C. y. 5. PREVARICATION.
You boggle shrewdly, every feather starts you. A.W. v.3. PRIDE. I do hate a proud man, as I hate the engendering of toads.
T.C. ii. 3. O world, how apt the poor are to be proud! T. N. iii. 4.
He that is proud, eats up himself; pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.
T.C. i 3.
He is so plaguy proud, that the death tokens of it
T.C. ii. 3.
Defect of manners, want of government,
Pride, haughtiness, opinion, and disdain ;
The least of which, haunting a nobleman,
Loseth men's hearts.
H. IV. PT. I. iii. 1
I am too high-born to be property'd,
To be a secondary at controul,
Or serving-man, and instrument,
To any sovereign.
K. J. v.2.
An he be proud with me, I'll pheeze his pride. T.C. ii: 3.
I cannot tell
What heaven hath given him, let some graver eye
Pierce into that, but I can see his pride
Peep through each part of him: Whence has he that ?
If not from hell, the devil is a niggard ;
Or has given all before, and he begins
A new hell in himself.
H. VIII. i. 1
Things small as nothing, for request's sake only,
He makes important: Possess'd he is with greatness;
And speaks not to himself, but with a pride
That quarrels at self-breath.
T.C. ii. 3.
Small things make base men proud: this villain, here,
Being captain of a pinnace, threatens more
Than Burgulus, the strong Illyrian pirate.
H. IV. PT. II. iv. 1.
Pride hath no other glass
To show itself, but pride ; for supple knees
Feed arrogance, and are the proud man's fees. T.C. iii. 3.
Yes, lion-sick, sick of proud heart : you may call it
melancholy if you will favour the man; but, by my head,
T.C. ii. 3.
Eats UP GRATITUDE.
Very well; and could be content to give him good report
for't, but that he pays himself with being proud.
c. i. 1. PRINCE, DEGENERATE. Shall the son of England prove a thief, and take purses!
H. IV. PT. 1. ii. 4. PRISONERS. It is not for prisoners to be too silent in their words.
L. L. 1.2. PRODIGALITY.
What will this come to?
He commands us to provide, and give great gifts,
And all out of an empty coffer ;
Nor will he know his purse ; or yield me this,
To show him what a beggar his heart is,
Being of no power to make his wishes good;
His promises fly so beyond his state,
That what he speaks is all in debt, he owes
For every word; he is so kind, that he now
Pays interest for it
T. A. i. 2. PRODIGIES (See also PORTENTS).
In the most high and palmy state of Rome,
A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,
The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead
Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. H. i. 1.
Stars with trains of fire, and dews of blood,
Disasters in the sun; and the moist star,
Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands,
Was sick almost to doomsday, with eclipse.
H. 1. 1.
No natural exhalation in the sky,
No scape of nature, no distemper'd day,
No common wind, no customed event,
But they will pluck away his natural cause,
and call them meteors, prodigies, and signs,
Abortives, presages, and tongues of heaven,
Plainly denouncing vengeance upon John.
K. J. ijr.