Imatges de pÓgina


I have laboured for the poor gentleman, to the extremest shore of my modesty.


M. M. iii. 2.

What, shall this speech he spoke for our excuse?
Or shall we on without apology.


R. J. i. 4.

This apoplexy is, as I take it, a kind of lethargy, an't please your lordship; a kind of sleeping in the blood, a whoreson tingling. H. IV. PT. II. i. 2


I do remember an apothecary,—

And hereabouts he dwells,-whom late I noted
In tatter'd weeds, with overwhelming brows,
Culling of simples; meagre were his looks,
Sharp misery had worn him to the bones:
And in his needy shop a tortoise hung,
An alligator stuff'd, and other skins
Of ill-shap'd fishes; and about his shelves
A beggarly account of empty boxes,

Green earthen pots, bladders and musty seeds,
Remnants of packthread, and old cakes of roses,
Were thinly scatter'd to make up a show.
Noting this penury, to myself I said,—
An' if a man did need a poison now,
Whose sale is present death in Mantua.
Here lives a caitiff wretch would sell it him.


R. J. v. 1

I have heard (but not believ'd) the spirits of the dead
May walk again: if such thing be, thy mother
Appear'd to me last night; for ne'er was dream
So like a waking.


W. T. iii. 3.

And here I stand:-judge, my masters. H. IV. PT. 1. ii. 4.


Adoptedly; as school-maids change their names
By vain, though apt affection.

And there is such confusion in my powers,
As, after some oration fairly spoke

By a beloved prince, there doth appear
Among the buzzing pleased multitude:
Where every something being blent together,
Turns to a wild of nothing.

M. M. i. 5.

M. V. iii. 2


Heaven! that I had thy head! he has found the meaning.

OF THE WORthless.

Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile;
Filths savour but themselves.


Your spirits shine through you.

I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats;
If it be man's work, I will do it.

ARDOUR, MILITARY (See also War).

O let the hours be short,

P. P. i. 1.

K. L. iv. 2.

M. iii. 1.

K. L. v. 3.

Till fields, and blows, and groans applaud our sport.


Forsooth, a great arithmetician.


H. IV. PT. I. i. 3.

Thus with imagin'd wing our swift scene flies,
In motion of no less celerity

Than that of thought. Suppose that you have seen
The well-appointed King at Hampton pier
Embark his royalty, and his brave fleet

With silken streamers the young Phoebus fanning.
Play with your fancies; and in them behold,
Upon the hempen tackle ship-boys climbing:
Hear the shrill whistle which doth order give
To sounds confus'd; behold the threaden sails,
Borne with the invisible and creeping wind,
Draw the huge bottoms through the furrow'd sea,
Breasting the lofty surge: O do but think,
You stand upon the rivage, and behold
A city on the inconstant billows dancing;
For so appears this fleet majestical,
Holding due course to Harfleur.

ARMY (See also WAR).

O. i. 1.

H.V. ii. chorus.

A braver choice of dauntless spirits
Than now the English bottoms have waft o'er,
Did never float upon the swelling tide,
To do offence and scath in Christendom.
The interruption of their churlish drums
Cuts off more circumstance: they are at hand,
To parley, or to fight; therefore prepare.
England, impatient of your just demands,
Hath put himself in arms; the adverse winds,
Whose leisure I have staid, have given him time

K. J. ii. 1.


To land his legions all as soon as I :
His marches are expedient to this town,
His forces strong, his soldiers confident.

Tell the Constable,
We are but warriors for the working day;
Our gayness, and our gilt, are all be-smirch'd
With rainy marching in the painful field.
There's not a piece of feather in our host,
(Good argument I hope we shall not fly,)
And time has worn us into slovenry :
But, by the mass, our hearts are in the trim.
Within a ken our army lies;

Upon mine honour, all too confident

To give admittance to a thought of fear.

K. J. ii. 1.

H.V. iv. 3.

H. IV. PT. II. iv. 1.

All the unsettled humours of the land,-
Rash, inconsiderate, fiery voluntaries,
With ladies' faces, and fierce dragons' spleens,-
Have sold their fortunes at their native homes,
Bearing their birthrights proudly on their backs,
To make a hazard of new fortunes here.
Remember who you are to cope withal ;-
A sort of vagabonds, rascals, and run-aways,
A scum of Bretagnes, and base lackey peasants,
Whom their o'er-cloy'd country vomits forth
To desperate ventures, and assur'd destruction.

K. J. ii. 1.

R. III. v. 3.

Big Mars seems bankrupt in their beggar'd host,

And faintly through a rusty beaver peeps.
The horsemen sit like fixed candlesticks,

With torch-staves in their hands; and their poor jades
Lob down their heads, drooping the hides and hips;
gum down-roping from their pale dead eyes;
And in their pale dull mouths the gymold bit
Lies foul with chaw'd grass, still and motionless;
And their executors, the knavish crows,
Fly o'er them all, impatient for their hour.

His army is a ragged multitude

Of hinds and peasants, rude and merciless.


H.V. iv. 2.

H.VI. PT. II. iv. 4.

It shall be done, I will arraign them straight:~
Come, sit thou here, most learned justicer.


K. L. iii. 6.

If I could speak so wisely under an arrest, I would send


for certain of my creditors: and yet, to say the truth, I had as lief have the foppery of freedom, as the morality of imprisonment.

ART AND Nature.

M. M. i. 3.

Nature is made better by no mean,
But nature makes that mean; so, o'er that art
Which, you say, adds to nature, is an art
That nature makes.

This is an art

W.T. iv. 3.

Which does mend nature,-change it rather; but
The art itself is nature.

W.T. iv. 3.

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He is able to pierce a corslet with his eye; talks like a knell, and his hum is a battery.

C. v. 4.


The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.

C. iv. 4.


A high hope for a low having: God grant us patience!

Sir, I lack advancement.


L. L. i. 1.

H. iii. 2.

Tit. And. iv. 2.

Now, what a thing it is to be an ass!

O that he were here to write me down an ass! but, masters, remember that I am an ass; though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass.

M. A. iv. 2.

I do begin to perceive that I am made an ass.
If thou be'st not an ass, I am youth of fourteen.

M. W. v. 5.

A. W. ii. 3.

With the help of a surgeon he might recover, and prove

an ass.


M. N. v. 1.

Kill men i' the dark! where are these bloody thieves?

0. v. 1.


The mightiest space in fortune nature brings

To join like likes, and kiss like native things. A. W. i. 1. ASTRONOMERS.

These earthly godfathers of heaven's lights,

That give a name to every fixed star,

Have no more profit of their shining nights

Than those that walk and wot not what they are.
Too much to know, is to know nought but fame,
And every godfather can give a name.


L. L. i. 1.

I have professed me thy friend, and I confess me knit to thy deserving with cables of perdurable toughness.

O. i. 3.

I have forsworn his company hourly, any time this two and-twenty years, and yet I'm bewitched with the rogue's company. If the rascal have not given me medicines to make me love him, I'll be hanged; it could not be else. H.IV. PT. I. ii. 2.


Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry.


A. W. ii. 1.

Lend thy serious hearing to what I shall unfold.

H. i. 5.

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But I can tell, that in each grace of these

There lurks a still and dumb discoursive devil,
That tempts most cunningly.

T. C. iv. 4.


This avarice,

Sticks deeper; grows with more pernicious root
Than summer-seeding lust.


M. iv. 3.

I think oxen and wain-ropes cannot hale them together.


T. N. iii. 2.

Be opposite with a kinsman, surly with servants; let thy tongue tang arguments of state; put thyself into the trick of singularity.

T. N. iii. 4.

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