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The oldest sins the newest kind of ways?
And never live to show the incredulous world
on thee de pending, Hath fed upon the body of my father ; Therefore, thou, best of gold, art worst of gold : Other, less fine in carat,1 is more precious, Preserving life in medicine potable ; But thou, most fine, most honor'd, most renown'd, Hast eat thy bearer up. Thus, my most royal
-as with an enemy,
any rebel or vain spirit of mine
K. Hen. O my son,
"Weight, which distinguishes the fineness of gold.
That thou mightst win the more thy father's love,
1 Thou seest, with peril I have answered ; For all my reign hath been but as a scene Acting that argument; and now my death Changes the mode : for what in me was purchased, 2 Falls upon
thee in a more fairer sort: So thou the garland wear'st successively. Yet, though thou stand’st more sure than I could do, Thou art not firm enough, since griefs are green; And all thy friends, which thou must make thy
ii. e. not real.
2 'Acquired hy unjust methods. Purchase, in Shakspeare's time, frequently meant stolen goods.'-M. Mason.