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Suit the Action to the Word and the Word to the
Action ; with this special observance, that

oerstep not the Modesty of Nature.

1816

Published by Mawman, & the rest of the Proprietors

Printed by S.Hamilton, Weybridge, Surry

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Shakespeare..

ELEGANT EXTRACTS.

POETICAL.

BOOK THE
THE THIRD.

DRAMATIC, CHIEFLY FROM SHAKSPEARE.

Gives us free scope; only doth backward pullTM

§ 1. ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull.

Advice.

SHAKSPEARE.

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I am undone; there is no living, none, If Bertram be away. It were all one, That I should love a bright particular star, And think to wed it, he is so above me! In his bright radiance and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere, Th' ambition in my love thus plagues itself: The hind that would be mated by the lion Must die for love. Twas pretty tho' a plague, To see him every hour; to sit and draw His arched brows, his hawking eye, his curls, In our heart's table: heart, too capable Of every line and trick of his sweet favor! But now he's gone, and my idolatrous fancy Must sanctify his relics.

A parasitical vain Coward.

I know him a notorious liar; Think him a great way fool, solely a coward; Yet these fix'd evils sit so fit in him, That they take place, when virtue's steely bones Look bleak in the cold wind: withal, full oft

we see

Cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly.
The Remedy of Evils generally in ourselves.
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
Which we ascribe to Heaven. The fated sky

Impossible be strange attempts to those
That weigh their pain in sense, and do suppose
What hath been cannot be. Who ever strove

To show her merit, that did miss her love?
Character of a noble Courtier, by an old
Cotemporary.

King. I would I had that corporal soundness

now,

As when thy father and myself in friendship
First tried our soldiership! He did look far
Into the service of the time, and was
Discipled of the bravest. He lasted long;
But on us both did haggish age steal on,
And wore us out of act. It much repairs me
To talk of your good father. In his youth
He had the wit which I can well observe
To day in our young lords; but they may jest
Till their own scorn return to them unnoted,
Ere they can hide their levity in honor:
So like a courtier, contempt nor bitterness
Were in his pride or sharpness; if they were,
His equal had awak'd them; and his honor,
Clock to itself, knew the true minute when
Exception bid him speak; and at that time
His tongue obey'd his hand. Who were below
He us'd as creatures of another place, [him
And bow'd his imminent top to their low ranks,
Making them proud of his humility,
In their poor praise he humbled; such a man
Might be a copy to these younger times,
Which, follow'd well, would demonstrate them
But goers backward.
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Would I were with him!-He would always

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