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Why, what read you there,
H.V. ii. 2.
Let us see:
Leave, gentle wax; and manners, blame us not. K.L. iv. 6.
And after, this; and then to breakfast, with
H.VIII. iii. 2.
M.V. iii. 2.
Why, thou picture of what thou seemest, and idol of idiot-worshippers, here's a letter for thee. T.C. v. 1.
Here are a few of the unpleasant'st words
LIAR. LIES. LYING.
One that lies three-thirds, and uses a known truth to pass a thousand nothings with, should be once heard, and thrice beaten. A.W. ii. 5.
You told a lie; an odious, damned lie;
0. v. 2.
He will lie, Sir, with such volubility, that you would think truth were a fool. A. W. iv. 3.
Two beggars told me,
Cym. iii. 6.
Let me have no lying; it becomes none but tradesmen.
Detested kite! thou liest.
These lies are like the father that begets them; gross as a mountain, open, palpable. H. IV. PT. I. ii. 4.
This same starved justice hath done nothing but prate to me of the wildness of his youth, and the feats he hath done about Turnbull-street; and every third word a lie, duer paid to the hearer than the Turk's tribute.
H. IV. PT. II. iii. 2.
A very honest woman, but something given to lie; as a woman should not do, but in the way of honesty.
A. C. v. 2.
Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying! H. IV. PT. II. iii. 4.
HIS OWN DUPE.
Who having, unto truth, by telling of it,
Blessed be those,
How mean soe'er, that have their honest wills,
As surfeit is the father of much fast,
Turns to restraint.
LIFE (See also ILLUSION, MAN, Death).
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
O gentlemen, the time of life is short;
If life did ride upon a dial's point,
The sands are number'd that make up my life.
Life is a shuttle.
Thus play I, in one person, many people,
T. i. 2.
Cym. i. 7.
O excellent! I love long life better than figs!
M. M. i. 3.
K. L. iv. 6.
H. IV. PT. I. v. 2.
M. M. iii. 1.
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipp'd them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues. A. W. iv. 3.
M. v. 5.
H.VI. PT. II. i. 4.
R. II. 5. 4. C. i. 2.
Think, ye see
The very persons of our noble story,
As they were living; think, you see them great,
How soon this mightiness meets misery! H. VIII. prologue.
It is silliness to live, when to live is a torment: and then we have a prescription to die, when death is our physician. 0.1.3.
That life is better life, past fearing death,
Than that which lives to fear.
Thus, sometimes, hath the brightest day a cloud;
M. M. v. 1.
H. VI. PT. II. ii. 4.
EPITOMIZED (See WORLD).
Camillo.-I very well agree with you in the hopes of him: it is a gallant child; one that, indeed, physics the subject, makes old hearts fresh: they, that went on crutches ere he was born, desire yet their life, to see him a man.
Archidamus.—Would they else be content to die? Camillo.-Yes; if there were no other excuse why they should desire to live.
Archidamus.-If the king had no son, they would desire to live on crutches till he had one.
W. T. i. 1.
LIGHT (See also STUDY).
Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile: So, ere you find where light in darkness lies, Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes. LIGHT INFANTRY.
L. L. i. 1.
And this same half-fac'd fellow, Shadow,-give me this man; he presents no mark to the enemy; the foeman may with as great aim level at the edge of a pen-knife: And, for a retreat, how swiftly will this Feeble, the woman's tailor, run off! O, give me the spare men, and spare me the great Ĥ. IV. PT. II. iii. 2.
LIGHTNING (See also QUICKNESS).
Like the lightning, which doth cease to be,
R. J. ii. 2.
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
And ere a man can say,-Behold!
To stand against the deep dread-bolted thunder,
LINEAGE (See also ANCESTRY).
A plague of both your houses!
The royal disposition of that beast,
So looks the pent-up lion o'er the wretch,
R. J. iii. 1.
There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee, nor thou camest not of the blood-royal, if thou dar'st not stand for ten shillings. H. IV. PT. I. i. 2.
You take my life,
Alack, the night comes on, and the bleak winds
But whate'er I am,
M. N. i. 1.
LITIGATION (See also Law).
I'll have an action of battery against him, if there be any
I'll answer him by law: I'll not budge an inch.
A light heart lives long.
K. L. iv. 7.
H.VI. PT. III. i. 3.
A. Y. iv. 3.
T. S.IND. 1.
M. V. iv. 1.
K. L. ii. 4.
R. II. v. 5.
Men, pleas'd themselves, think others will delight
Thou art a lord, and nothing but a lord.
A flourish, trumpets !-strike alarum, drums!
LOVE (See also COURTSHIP, FIDELITY).
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Or bends with the remover to remove.
As love is full of unbefitting strains;
But love, first learned in a lady's eyes,
T. S.IND. 2.
T. S.IND. 2.
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken ;
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.'
It is to be all made of faith and service,
All made of passion, and all made of wishes;
R. III. iv. 4.
T. C. iii. 2.
A. Y. v. 2.
L. L. v. 2.