Imatges de pàgina


Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy: mulled, deaf, sleepy, insensible.

C. iv. 5.
Still, in thy right hand, carry gentle peace. H.VIII. iii. 2.
My tongue shall hush again this storm of war,
And make fair weather in your blust'ring land. K.J. v. 1.
Thy threatening colours now wind up,
And tame the savage spirit of wild war;
That, like a lion foster'd up at hand,
It may lie gently at the foot of peace,

And be no further harmful than in show. K. J. v.2.
Like a pedant, that keeps a school i' the church.

T. N. iii. 2. PEDANTRY.

Idle words, servants to shallow fools,

Unprofitable sounds, weak arbitrators!
Busy yourselves in skull-contending schools;
Debate, where leisure serves, with dull debaters.

Poems. PEDLAR.

He hath ribands of all the colours i’ the rainbow; points more than all the lawyers in Bohemia can learnedly handle, though they come to him by the gross; inkles, caddisses, cambrics, lawns: why, he sings them over, as they were gods or goddesses; you would think, a smock were a sheangel; he so chaunts to the sleeve hand, and the work about the square on't.

W.T. iv. 3. PENITENCE. By penitence the Eternal's wrath's appeas’d.

T. G.

4. The breath of heaven hath blown his spirit out,

And strew'd repentant ashes on his head. K. J. iv. 1. PEOPLE. The people are the city.


What! are men mad? Hath nature given them eyes,
To see this vaulted arch, and the rich crop
Of sea and land, which can distinguish 'twixt
The fiery orbs above, and the twinn'd stones
Upon the unnumber'd beach ; and can we not
Partition make, with spectacles so precious,
Twixt fair and foul ?

Cym. i. 7.


I'll be damned for ne'er a king's son in Christendom.

H. IV. PT. 1. i. 2.

O thou gun,

Burn the great sphere thou mov'st in! darkling stand
The varying shore o' the world!

A.C. iv. 13. PERFECTION.

More than report can promise, fancy blazon,
Is true perfection.

Is this your perfectness ?-begone, you rogue. L. L. v. 2.

She that was ever fair, and never proud ;
Had tongue at will, and yet was never loud;
Never lack'd gold, and yet went never gay ;
Fled from her wish, and yet said, Now I may;
She that, being anger'd, her revenge being nigh,
Bade her wrong stay, and her displeasure fly:
She that could think, and ne'er disclose her mind,
See suitors following, and not look behind.

0. ii. 1. PERIL.

Now happy he, whose cloak and cincture can
Hold out this tempest.

K. J. iv. 3.






Thus pour

For mine own part, I have not a case of lives ; the humour of it is too hot, that is the very plain-song of it.

H.V. iii. 2. PERJURY.

the stars down plagues for perjury! L. L. v. 2. PERPLEXITY.

Sure one of you does not serve heaven well ; that you are so crossed.


O God, defend me! how am I beset!
What kind of catechizing call you this ?

M. A. iv. 1.
Disloyal? No:
She's punish'd for her truth; and undergoes,
More goddess-like than wife-like, such assaults
As would take in some irtue.

Cym. iii. 2. PERSEVERANCE.

Perseverance, dear my lord,
Keeps honour bright: To have done, is to hang
Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail
In monumental mockery.

T.C. iii. 3. PERSEVERANCE,-continued.

Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
That you resolv'd to effect.


These things seem small, and undistinguishable,

Like far-off mountains turned into clouds. M. N. iv. 1. PERTINACITY.

Nay, I will ; that's flat:
He said, he would not ransom Mortimer ;
Forbade my tongue to speak of Mortimer ;
But I will find him when he lies asleep,
And in his ear I'll holla,-Mortimer! H. IV. PT. 1. i. 3.
Let them pull all about mine ears; present me
Death on the wheel, or at wild horses' heels ;
Or pile ten hills on the Tarpeian rock,
That the precipitation might down stretch
Below the beam of sight, yet will I still
Be thus to them.

C. iii. 2.
You'll ask me, why I rather choose to have
A weight of carrion flesh, than to receive
Three thousand ducats : I'll not answer that:
But say, it is my

humour; Is it answer'd ? M. V. iv. 1.

Speak of Mortimer !
Zounds, I will speak of him: and let my

Want mercy, if I do not join with him :
Yea, on his part, I'll empty all these veins,
And shed my dear blood, drop by drop, i’ the dust,
But I will lift the down-trod Mortimer
As high i' the air as this unthankful king,
As this ingrate and canker'd Bolingbroke. H. IV. PT. 1. i. 3.

Pent to linger
But with a grain a day, I would not buy,
Their mercy at the price of one fair word;
Nor check my courage for what they can give,
To hav't with saying,—Good morrow.

C. iii. 3.

I'll have a starling shall be taught to speak
Nothing but Mortimer, and give it him,
To keep his anger still in motion.

H. IV. PT. 1. i. 3.
Thou injurious tribune!
Within thine eyes sat twenty thousand deaths,
In thy hands clutch'd as many millions, in
Thy lying tongue both numbers, I would say,
Thou liest, unto thee, with a voice as free
As I do pray the gods.

C. iii. 3.


Were I as patient as the midnight sleep,
By Jove, 'twould be my mind.

C. iii. 1.
It nothing steads us
To ehide him from our eaves.
This is the very coinage of your

This bodiless creation ecstacy
Is very cunning in.

H. iii. 4.
Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

R.J. üi. 3.
Brave conquerors,-for so you are,
That war against your own affections,
And the huge army of the world's desires. L. Lai. 1.
Of your philosophy you make no use,
If you give place to accidental evils.

J.C. iv. 3.
Blest are those,
Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled,
That they are not a pipe for Fortune's finger,
To sound what stop she please.

H. iii. 2.
Hang up philosophy !
Unless philosophy can make a Juliet,
Displant a town, reverse a prince's doom;
It helps not, it prevails not, talk no more. R. J. iii. 3.
For there was never yet philosopher,
That could endure the tooth-ach patiently ;
However they have writ the style of gods,
Aud made a pish at chance and sufferance M. A. v.1.

0, cry you mercy,
Noble philosopher, your company.

K. L. iii. 4.
First, let me talk with this philosopher :-
What is the cause of thunder?

K. L. iii. 4.
We make trifles of terrors; ensconcing ourselves into
seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to
an unknown fear.

A.W. ii. 3. We have our philosophical persons, to make modern and

familiar things, supernatural and causeless. A. W. ii, 3. PHRASES. Good phrases are surely, and ever were, very commendable.

H. IV. PT. II. iii. 4. The tevil and his tam ! what phrase is this? M.W.i. 1

Throw physic to the dogs, I'll none of it.

M. v.3.

If thou could'st, doctor, cast
The water of my land, find her disease,
And purge it to a sound and pristine health,
I would applaud thee to the very echo,
That should applaud again.-Pull't off, I say
What rhubarb, senna, or what purgative drug,
Would scour these English hence.


Whose skill was almost as great as his honesty; had it stretched so far, 'twould have made Nature immortal, and

Death should have played for lack of work. A.W.i. 1. PHYSIOGNOMY.

There's no art,
To find the mind's construction in the face :
He was a gentleman on whom I built
An infinite trust.

M. i. 1.
Come, draw this curtain, and let's see your picture.

T. C. iii. 2. But we will draw the curtain, and show you the picture.


Which holy undertaking, with most austere sanctimony, she accomplished.

A.W. iv. 3. PIPING (See also Tool).

Govern these ventages with your fingers and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most excellent music.

H. iii.2. Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of

You would play upon me; you would seem to know my stops; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass: and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ; yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played upon than a pipe ?


Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pirate, that went to sea with the ten commandments, but scraped one out of the table :- Thou shalt not steal.

M. M. i. 2.


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