Imatges de pàgina


Do deeds to make heaven weep, all earth amaz'd,
For nothing canst thou to damnation add,
Greater than that.

0. ii. 3.
Villain, be sure thou prove my wife a whore ;
Be sure of it; give me the ocular proof;
Or, by the worth of mine eternal soul,
Thou hadst been better have been born a dog,
Than answer my wak'd wrath.

0. iii. 3.
Have you not seen, Camillo,
(But that's past doubt: you have ; or your eye-glass
Às thicker than a cuckold's horn); or heard,
(For, to a vision so apparent, rumour
Cannot be mute); or thought, (for cogitation
Resides not in that man, that does not think it)
My wife is slippery? If thou wilt confess,
(Or else be impudently negative,
To have nor eyes, nor ears, nor thought), then say,
My wife's a hobby-horse ; deserves a name
As rank as any flax-wench, that puts to
Before her troth-plight: say it, and justify it. W.T. i. 2.

My wife hath sent to him, the hour is fixed, the match is made. Would any man have thought this ?-See the hell of having a false woman!

M.W. ii. 2. Page is an ass, a secure ass : he will trust his wife. He will not be jealous ; I will rather trust a Fleming with my butter, parson Hugh the Welshman with my cheese, an Irishman with my aqua-vitæ bottle, or a thief to walk my ambling gelding, than my wife with herself.—Heaven be praised for my jealousy!

M.W. ii. 2. By gar, 'tis no de fashion of France; it is not jealous in France.

M.W. iii. 3.


0, it is much, that a lie, with a slight oath, and a jest, with a sad brow, will do with a fellow that never had the acho in his shoulders.

H. IV. Pt. II. v. 1.
A jest's prosperity lies in the ear
of him that hears it, never in the tongue
Of him that makes it.

L. L. v. 2.
I will bite thee by the ear for that jest.

R.J. ii. 4.

That very oft,
When I am dull with care and melancholy,
Lightens my humour with his merry jests. C. E. i. 2.
Reply not to me with a fool-born jest. H. IV. PT. II. v. 5.
To see now, how a jest shall come about ! R. J. i. 3.


JEST, continued.
Jesters do oft prove prophets.

K. L. v. 3.
Jest a twelvemonth in an hospital.

L. L. v. 2.
His jest will savour but of shallow wit,
When thousands weep more than did laugh at it. H.V. i. 2.

He jests at scars that never had a wound. R. J. ii. 2.
Can the world buy such a jewel?

M. A. i. 1. IF: Talk'st thou to me of ifs.


All these you may avoid but the lie direct; and you may avoid that too, with an if. I knew when seven justices could not make up a quarrel ; but when the parties were met themselves, one of them thought but of an if; as, if you said so, then I said so; and they shook hands, and swore brothers. Your if is the only peace-maker; much virtue in if.

A.Y. v. 4. IGNORANCE. O thou monster, ignorance, how deform'd dost thou look

L. L. iv. 2. Ignorance is the curse of God.

H.VI. PT. II. iv. 7. Dull, unfeeling, barren ignorance.

R. II. i. 3. Short-arm'd ignorance.

T. C. ii. 3. ILL-FAVOURED.

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-faced, worse-bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.

C. E. iv. 2. ILLITERATE.

Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book; he hath not eat paper, as it were ; he hath not drunk ink: his intellect is not replenished; he is only an

animal; only sensible in the duller parts, L. L. iv. 2. ILLUSION (See Delusion).

Our revels now are ended: these our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of their vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;



And like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

T. iv. I.


Such tricks hath strong imagination ;
That if it would but apprehend some joy,
It comprehends some bringer of that joy;
Or, in the night imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush suppos’d a bear!

M. N. v. 1.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,
Brags of his substance, not of ornament:
They are but beggars that can count their worth.

R.J. ü. 6.
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold ;
That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt:
The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And, as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen.
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.

M. N. v. 1.
0, who can hold a fire in his hand,
By thinking on the frosty Caucasus ?
Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite,
By bare imagination of a feast?
Or wallow naked in December's snow,
By thinking on fantastic summer's heat
o, no! the apprehension of the good,
Gives but the greater feeling to the worse :
Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more,
Than when it bites, but lanceth not the sore. R. II. i. 3.
Dangerous conceits, in their natures, poisons,
Which, at the first, are scarce found to distaste;
But, with a little act upon the blood,
Burn like the mines of sulphur.

0. jj. 3, He waxes desperate with imagination.

H. i. 4.



The passions of the mind,
That have their first conception by mis-dread,
Have after-nourishment and life by care ;
And what was first but fear what might be done,

Grows elder now, and cares it be not done. P. P. i.2. IMMACULATE.

Chaste and immaculate in very thought. H.VI. PT. I. v. 4. IMMOLATION. O cruel, irreligious piety!


Lascivious metres, to whose venom sound

The open ear of youth doth always listen. R. II. ii. 1. IMPATIENCE SUPPRESSED.

Bondage is hoarse, and may not speak aloud ;
Else would I tear the cave where Echo lies,
And make her airy tongue more hoarse than mine
With repetition of my Romeo's name.


The ocean, overpeering of his list,
Eats not the flats with more impetuous haste. H. iv. 5.

Let me go, Sir,
Or I'll knock you o'er the mazzard.


Neglecting an attempt of ease and gain,
To wake, and wage, a danger profitless.


Then let the pebbles on tho hungry beach
Fillip the stars ; then let the mutinous winds
Strike the proud cedars 'gainst the fiery sun;
Murd’ring impossibility, to make
What cannot be, slight work.


By my christendom,
So I were out of prison, and kept sheep,
I should be merry as the day is long.


'Tis not unknown to you, Antonio,
How much I have disabled mine estate,
By something showing a more swelling port
Than my faint means would grant continuance. M.V. i. 1. -
What! canst thou say all this, and never blush ?

Tit. And. v. 1. IMPUTATION. .

To vouch this, is no proof;
Without more certain and more overt test,
Than these thin habits and poor likelihoods
Of modern seeming do prefer against him.


To business that we love, we rise betimes,
And go to it with delight.


O heaven! were man
But constant, he were perfect; that one error
Fills him with faults.


Such an act,
That blurs the grace and blush of modesty :
Calls virtue hypocrite: takes off the rose
From the fair forehead of an innocent love,
And sets a blister there: makes marriage vows
As false as dicers' oaths ; 0, such a deed,
As from the body of contraction plucks
The very soul; and sweet religion makes
A rhapsody of words.

H. iii. 4.
0, she is fallen
Into a pit of ink? that the wide sea
Hath drops too few to wash her clean again;
And salt too little, which may season give
To her foul tainted flesh.

M. A. iv. 1.
Had it pleas'd heaven
To try me with affliction ; had he rain'd
All kinds of sores, and shames, on my bare head;
Steep'd me in poverty to the very lips;
Given to captivity mo and my utmost hopes ;
I should have found in some part of my soul
A drop of patience: but (alas!) to make me
A fixed figure, for the type of scorn
To point his low unmoving finger at,
0! 0!

0. iv. 2. I should make very forges of my cheeks, That would to cinders burn up modesty, Did I but speak thy deeds.

0.iv. 2. Look to her, Moor; have a quick eye to see; She has deceiv'd her father, and may thee.

0. i. 3.

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