Imatges de pàgina

KING HENRY V.,-continued.

Rise from the ground, like feather'd Mercury,
And vaulted with such ease into his seat,
As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds,
To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus,
And witch the world with noble horsemanship.

H. IV, PT. I. iv. 1.
England ne'er had a king until his time.
Virtue he had, deserving to command ;
His brandish'd sword did blind men with his beams;
His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings;
His sparkling eyes, replete with wrathful fire,
More dazzled and drove back his enemies,
Than mid-day sun, fierce bent against their faces.
What should I say? bis deeds exceed all speech:
He ne'er lift up his hand, but conquered. H.VI. PT. I. i. 1.
Hear him but reason in divinity,
And, all-admiring, with an inward wish
You would desire the king were made a prelate:
Hear him debate of commonwealth affairs,
You would say—it hath been all-in-all his study;
List his discourse of war, and you shall hear
A fearful battle render'd you in music:
Turn him to any cause of policy,
The Gordian knot of it he will unloose,
Familiar as his garter ; that, when he speaks,
The air, a charter'd libertine, is still,
And the mute wonder lurketh in men's ears,
To steal his sweet and honey'd sentences. H.V. i. 1.

But all his mind is bent to holiness,
To number Ave-Maries on his beads;
His champions are—the prophets and apostles ;
His weapons, holy saws of sacred writ;
His study is his tilt-yard, and his loves
Are brazen images of canoniz'd saints. H. VI. Pt. 11. i. 3.

Tetchy and wayward was thy infancy;
Thy sehool-days frightful, desperate, wild, and furious;
Thy prime of manhood daring, bold, and venturous ;
Thy age confirm’d, proud, subtle, sly, and bloody.


Know'st thou not,
That when the searching eye of heaven is hid
Behind the globe, and lights the lower world,
Then thieves and robbers range abroad unseen,


In murders and in outrage, bloody here;
But when, from under this terrestrial ball,
He fires the proud tops of the eastern pines,
And darts his light through every guilty hole,
Then murders, treasons, and detested sins,
The cloak of night being pluck'd from off their backs,
Stand bare and naked, trembling at themselves ? R.II. ïi. 2.

That man, that sits within a monarch's heart,
And ripens in the sunshine of his favour,
Would be abuse the countenance of the king,
Alack, what mischiefs might he set abroach,
In shadow of such greatness !

H. IV. PT. 11. iv. 2.

The cease of majesty
Dies not alone ; but, like a gulf, doth draw
What's near it with it: it is a massy wheel,
Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount,
To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser things
Are mortis'd and adjoin'd; which, when it falls,
Each small annexment, petty consequence,
Attends the boisterous ruin.

H. üü. 3. -'s Evil.

'Tis call'd the evil:
A most miraculous work in this good king:
Which often, since my here-remain in England,
I have seen him do. How he solicits heaven,
Himself best knows: but strangely visited people,
All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye,
The mere despair of surgery, he cures;
Hanging a golden stamp about their necks,
Put on with holy prayers; and 'tis spoken,
To the succeeding royalty he leaves
The healing benediction.

M. iv. 3.
Ay, Sir; there are a crew of wretched souls,
That stay his cure; their malady convinces
The great assay of art; but, at his touch,
Such sanctity hath heaven given his hand,
They presently amend.

M. iv. 3. KISS.

0, a kiss
Long as my exile, sweet as my revenge !
Now, by the jealous queen of heaven, that kiss
I carried from thee, dear; and my true lip
Hath virgin'd it o'er since.

C. v. 3. KISS,-continued.

Very good; well kissed ! an excellent courtesy. 0. ü. 1.
This done, he took the bride about the neck;
And kiss'd her lips with such a clamorous smack,
That, at the parting, all the church did echo. T. S. iii. 2.
Teach not thy lip such scorn; for it was made

For kissing, lady, not for such contempt. R. III. i. 2. KISSES, COLD.

He hath bought a pair of cast lips of Diana ; a nun of winter's sisterhood kisses not more religiously ; the very ice of chastity is in them.

A.Y. üi. 1. And his kissing is as full of sanctity as the touch of holy bread.

A.Y. iii. 4.
I understand thy kisses, and thou mine,

And that's a feeling disputation. H. IV. PT. I. ü. 1. KNAVES.

A knave; a rascal, an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy worsted-stocking knave; a lily-liver'd, action-taking kpave; a whoreson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue ; a one-trunk-inheriting slave: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou denyest the least syllable of thy additions.

K. L. ii. 2. A shrewd knave, and an unhappy.

A.W. iv. 5. A slippery and subtle knave; a finder out of occasions ; that has an eye can stamp and counterfeit advantages, though true advantage never present itself: a devilish knave!

0. ii. 1. What a pestilent knave is this same ! R. J. iv. 5.

I grant your worship, that he is a knave, Sir; but yet, God forbid, Sir, but a knave should have some countenance at his friend's request. An honest man, Sir, is able to speak for himself, when a knave is not. I have served your worship truly, Sir, for this eight years ; and if I cannot once or twice in a quarter bear out a knave against an honest man, I have but very little credit with your worship. The knave is mine honest friend, Sir; therefore, I beseech your worship, let him be countenanced. H. IV. PT. II. v. 1. A beetle-beaded, flat-ear'd knave.

T.S. iv. 1. Use his men well, for they are arrant knaves, and will backbite.

HIV, PT. II. v. 1. That such a slave as this should wear a sword,


Who wears no honesty. Such smiling rogues as these
Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain,
Which are too intrinse t' unloose.

K. L. ii. 2. By holy Mary, Butts, there's knavery. H. VIII. v. 2. KNIGHTHOOD.

Sweet knight, thou art now one of the greatest men in the realm.

H. IV: PT. II. v. 3.
Well, now can I make any Joan a lady:
Good-den, Sir Richard, God-a-mercy, fellow ; -
And if his name be George, I'll call him Peter;
For new-made honour doth forget men's names;
'Tis too respective, and too sociable,
For your conversion.

K. J. i. 1. He is a knight, dubbed with unhacked rapier, and on carpet consideration.

T. N. iii. 4. There lay he stretch'd along, like a wounded knight.


When first this order was ordain'd, my lords,
Knights of the garter were of noble birth ;
Valiant, and virtuous, full of haughty courage,
Such as were grown to credit by the wars :
Not fearing death, nor shrinking for distress,
But always resolute in most extremes.
He then that is not furnish'd in this sort,
Doth but usurp the sacred name of knight.

Profaning this most honourable order. H. VI. Pt. 1. iv. 1. KNOCKING.

Here's a knocking, indeed! If a man were porter of hell-gate, he should have old turning the key. Who's there, i' the name of Belzebub ?


As knots, by the conflux of meeting sap,
Infect the sound pine, and divert his grain,

Tortive and errant from his course of growth. T.C. i. 3. KNOWING Man.

This fellow's of exceeding honesty,
And knows all qualities with a learned spirit
Of human dealings.

0. iii. 3. Is this the man? Is't you, Sir, that know things?

A.C. i. 2. KNOWLEDGE. Too much to know, is to know nought but fame. L. L. i. 1.

Alas, poor


Numbering sands and drinking oceans dry. R. II. ii. 2.
You may as

vell go about to turn th sun to ice, by fanning in his face with a peacock's feather. H.V. iv. 1.

I have seen a swan
With bootless labour swim against the tide,
And spend her strength with over-matching waves.


Here's a maze trod, indeed,
Through forth-rights, and meanders !

T. iii. 3. LAMENTATIONS (See also Sorrow, TEARS).

Why should calamity be full of words? R. III. iv. 4.
Windy attorneys to their client woes,
Airy succeeders to intestate joys,
Poor breathing orators of miseries!
Let them have scope: though what they do impart,
Help nothing else, yet do they ease the heart. R.III. iv. 4.

H. v. 1.
Wise men ne'er sit and wail their loss,
But cheerly seek how to redress their harms.

H. VI. PT. III. v. 4.
Cry, Trojans, cry! lend me ten thousand eyes,
And I will fill them with prophetic tears.
Virgins and boys, mid-age and wrinkled elders,
Soft infancy, that nothing canst but cry,
Add to my clamours ! let us pay betimes

A moiety of that mass of moan to come. T.C. ii. 2. LAND OWNER.

He hath much land, and fertile :-'Tis a chough; but, as I say, spacious in the possession of dirt.

H. v. 2. LANGUAGE, ENGAGING. He speaks holiday.

M.W. iii. 2. LARK.

The lark, whose notes do beat The vaulty heaven so high above our heads. R. J. ii. 5. LATE Hours.

Have you no wit, manners, nor honesty, but to gabble like tinkers at this time of night?

T. N. ii. 3. What doth gravity out of his bed at midnight!

H. IV. PT. 1. ü. 4.

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