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Vaporous night approaches.
And the wolf behowls the moon;
Whilst the screech-owl, screeching loud,
In remembrance of a shroud.
That the graves all gaping wide,
In the church-way paths to glide:
By the triple Hecate's team,
Following darkness like a dream,
The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve :-
To bed, to bed: Sleep kill those pretty eyes,
M. M. iv. 1.
M. N. v. 2.
R. J. iii. 2.
M. N. v. 1.
T. C. iv. 2.
Beshrew the witch: with venomous wights she stays,
'Tis now the very witching time of night,
H. iii. 1.
The time when screech-owls cry, and ban-dogs howl.
M. ii. 2.
Come, civil night,
Thou sober-suited matron, all in black.
And to the nightingale's complaining notes, Tune my distresses, and record my woes. NOBILITY.
O, that your young nobility could judge,
T.G. v. 4.
He seems to be the more noble in being fantastical: a great man, I'll warrant. W.T. iv. 3.
R. J. iii. 2.
They that stand high, have many blasts to shake them;
R. III. i. 3.
good nose is requisite, to smell out work for the other W.T. iv. 3.
All that follow their noses are led by their eyes, but blind men; and there's not a nose among twenty but can smell him that's stinking.
K. L. ii. 4. Fool.-Can'st tell, why one's nose stands i' the middle of his face?
Fool.-Why, to keep his eyes on either side his nose; that what a man cannot smell out, he may spy into. K.L. i. 5.
There is a fellow somewhat near the door, he should be a brazier by his face, for o' my conscience, twenty of the dog-days now reign in's nose; all that stand about him are under the line, they need no other penance.
H.VIII. v. 3.
M. W. i. 1.
I will make a prief of it in my note book.
That all, with one consent, praise new born gawds,
The present eye praises the present object.
Question your desires;
T.C. iii. 3.
Though they be never so ridiculous,
Whether, if you yield not to your father's choice,
The unwedgeable and gnarled oak.
I have seen tempests, when the scolding winds
M. N. i. 1.
M. M. i. 5.
M.M. ii. 2.
J.C. i. 3.
Under an oak whose boughs were moss'd with age,
A. Y. iv. 3.
OATHS (See also LOVERS' Vows).
No, not an oath: If not the face of men,
So let high-sighted tyranny range on,
Nor the unsuppressive metal of our spirits,
'Tis not the many oaths that make the truth;
J.C. ii. 1.
A. W. iv. 2.
Not yours, in good sooth! 'Heart, you swear like a comfit-maker's wife! Not you, in good sooth; and, As true as I live; and, As God shall mend me; and, As sure as day; And giv'st such sarcenet surety for thy oaths, as if thou never walk'dst further than Finsbury. Swear me, Kate, like a lady as thou art, a good mouth-filling oath; and leave in sooth, and such protest of pepper gingerbread, to velvetguards, and Sunday citizens. H. IV. PT. I. iii. 1.
For oaths are straws, men's faiths are wafer-cakes,
Do not believe his vows; for they are brokers,
H.V. ii. 3.
Myself, myself confound!
To my proceeding, if, with pure heart's love,
I tender not thy beauteous princely daughter. R. III. iv. 4.
Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?
No, not for Venice.
I'll take thy word for faith, not ask thine oath ;
M. V. iv. 1.
P. P. i. 2.
Your oaths are past, and now subscribe your name,
H. i. 3.
L. L. i. 1.
Come, swear it, damn thyself,
Should fear to seize thee: therefore be double-damn'd,
O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,
Look thou be true; do not give dalliance
Thou see'st that all the grace that she hath left,
A sin of perjury. She not denies it.
It is a great sin, to swear unto a sin;
0. iv. 2.
R. J. ii. 2.
M. A. iv. 1.
I have no cunning in protestation; only downright oaths, which I never use till urged, nor never break for urging. H.V. v. 2.
He professes not keeping of oaths; in breaking them, he is stronger than Hercules. A. W. iv. 3.
By all pretty oaths that are not dangerous. OBJECT.
A mote it is, to trouble the mind's eye.
T. iv. 1.
H.VI. PT. II. v. 1.
By mine honour, I will; and when I break that oath, let
In the swallowing gulf
me turn monster.
But if you swear by that that is not, you are not forsworn; no more was the knight, swearing by his honour, for he never had any.
A. Y. i. 2. A. Y. iv. 1.
H. i. 1.
OLD AND FAMILIAR.
Now he thanks the old shepherd, which stands by, like a weather-bitten conduit of many kings' reigns.
W. T. v. 2.
R. III. iii. 7.
R. III. i. 1.