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Would lose their names, and fo would Justice too.
Then every thing includes itfelf in power;
And appetite (an univerfal wolf,
So doubly feconded with will and power}
Conduct in War fuperior to Action.
The still and mental parts,
That do contrive how many hands shall strike,
They call this bed-work mapp'ry, closet war:
SCENE VI. Refpect.
I ask, that I might waken reverence, And bid the cheek be ready with a blush Modeft as morning, when the coldly eyes The youthful Phoebus.
The wound of peace is furety,
Surety fecure; but modeft doubt is call'd
mentator is to do justice to his author, it feems to me, highly improper to stuff one's obfervations with the gall of private animo
The beacon of the wife; the tent that fearches
To th' bottom of the worst.
SCENE IV. Pleafure and Revenge.
Have ears more deaf than adders, to the voice
No, Pandarus: I ftalk about her door
Propos'd for the deserver! O, gentle Pandarus,
I'm giddy; expectation whirls me round.
That it inchants my fenfe: what will it be,
As doth a battle, when they charge on heaps
My heart beats thicker than a fev'rous pulse;
SCENE V. Conftancy in Love protested.
Troilus. True fwains in love fhall in the world to
Approve their truths by Troilus: when their rhimes,
Want fimilies: truth, tired with iteration,
As truths authentick author to be cited,)
Cref. Prophet may you be !
If I be falfe, or fwerve a hair from truth,
And blind oblivion swallow'd cities up,
From false to falfe, among false maids in love,
As air, as water, as wind, as fandy earth;
(4) As plantage, &c.] The Oxford editor obferves, "It was heretofore the prevailing opinion, that the production and growth of plants depended much upon the influences of the moon: and the rules and directions given for fowing, planting, grafting, pruning, bad reference generally to the changes, the increafe, or waining of the moon.
SCENE VII. Pride cures Pride.
Pride hath no other glass
To fhew itself, but pride: for fupple knees arrogance, and are the proud man's fees.
Greatness, contemptible when it declines.
'Tis certain; greatnefs, once fall'n out with fortune, Muft fall out with men too: what the declined is, He fhall as foon read in the eyes of others,
As feel in his own fall: for men, like butterflies,
Hath honour, but is honour'd by thofe honours
Honour continu'd Acts necessary to preferve its Luftre.
Wherein he puts alms for oblivion.
(A great-fiz'd monfter of ingratitudes)
Thofe fcraps are good deeds paft, which are devour'd
As faft as they are made, forgot as foon
As done: perfeverance keeps honour bright:
(5) Do] This is commonly read doth; but fo, is not Englife. Which, in the 3d line preceding, is the nominative cafe, and plural: the reft fhould all be read as in a parenthesis. I find, the Oxford editor is the only one that reads it properly.
Where one but goes abreaft; keep then the path;
That one by one purfue; if you give way,
That flightly shakes his parting gueft by the hand;
For beauty, wit, high birth, desert in service
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin ;
More land than they will give to gold o'er dusted:
SCENE VIII. Love Shook off by a Soldier.
Sweet, rouse yourself; and the weak wanton Cupid Shall from your neck unloofe his am'rous fold; And, like a dew drop from the lion's mane, Befhook to air.