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FaithfVil friends are hard to find :
Every man will be thy friend
Whilst thou hast wherewith to spend ;
But if store of crowns be scant.
No man will supply thy want.
If that one be prodigal,
BountiAil thev will him call,
And with such -like flattering,
* Pity but he were a king i *
If he t>e addict to vice.
Quickly him they will entice ;
If to women he be bent.
They have him at commandment :
But if Fortune once do frown.
Then farewell his great renown ;
They that fkwn'd on him before
Use his company no more.
He that is thy flriend indeed.
He will help thee in thy need;
If thou sorrow, he will weep ;
If thou wake, he cannot sleep ,
Thus of every grief in heart
He with thee doth bear a part.
These are certain signs to know
Faithful friend firom flattering foe.



THE PHCENIX AND THE TURTLE.



Let the bird of loudest lay.

On the sole Arabian tree.

Herald sad and trumpet be.

To whose sound chaste wings obey.

But thou shrieking harbinger.
Foul precurrcr of the fiend.
Augur of the fever's end,
To this troop come thon not near!

From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, feathered kUig :
Keep the oraequy so strict.

I^t the priest in surplice whiter
That derunctive music can.
Be the death-divming swan.
Lest the requiem lack his right.

And thou treble-dated crow,
That thy sable gender makest
With the breath thou givest and takest,
'Mongst our mourners shalt thon go.

Here the anthem doth commence :
Love and constancy is dead;
Phoenix and the turtle fled
In a mutual flame from hence.

So they loved, as love in twain
Had the essence but in one;
Two distinct 8, division none;
Number there in love was slain.

Hearts remote, yet not asunder;
Distance, and no space was seen
•Twixt the turtle and his queen :
But in thcra it were a wonder.

So between them love did shine,
That the turtle saw his right



Flaming in the phoenix' sight;
Either was the other's mine.

Property was thus appalled.
That the self was not the same;
Single nature's double name
Neither two nor one was called.

Reason, in itself confounded,
Saw division grow together.
To themselves yet eitner neither.
Simple were so well compounded.

That it cried, How true a twain
Seemeth this concordant one !
Love hath reason, reason none,
If what parts can so remain.

Whereupon it made this threne
To the pnoenix and the dove,
Cosupremes and stars of love.
As chorus to their tragic scene.

THRENOS.

Beauty, truth, and rarity,
Grace in all simplicity.
Here enclosed in cinders lie.

I>eath is now the phoenix's nest j
And the turtle's loyal breast
To eternity doth rest,

Leaving no posterity ;
Twas not their inflrmity,
It was married chastity.

Truth may seem, hut cannot be;
Beauty brag, but *tis not she ;
Truth and beauty buried be.

To this urn let those repair
That are either true or fair .
For these dead birds sigh a prayer.

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A foregone conclusion.



A beggarly account of empty boxes.

Romeo and Juliet ^ act v. bc. 1.

A child of our grandmother Eve.

Love'8 Labor*$ Lost^ act i. sc. 1-

A bright particular Htnr

AU'8 Well (hat Endi WeU, act i. bc. 1.

A Daniel come to judjnnent.

The Merchant of Venice^ act iv. sc. 1.

A deed without a name.

Macbeth^ act iv. bc. 1.

Othello, act iii. bc. 3.

A good mouth-filling oath.

K. Henry IV., act ill. bc. 1.

A goodly apple, rotten at the heart.

Merchant of Venice^ act 1. bc. 3.

A hand

Open as day for melting charity.

K. Henry IV., pt. il. act iv. bc 4.

A hideous dream.

Julius Caesar, act ii. rc 1.
A hit, a very palpable hit.

Hamlet, act v. sc 2.

A horse 1 a horse ! My kingdom for a horse !
K.Jiichar



A king of shreds and patches



ard III., act v. bc. 4.

1.

Hamlet, act iii sc 4.



Alas, poor Yorick I

Hamlet, act y. sc. 1.
Albeit unused to the melting mood.

Othello, act V. sc 2.
All the world*8 a stage.*

As You Like It, act ii. sc 7.

All that glisters is not gold.

Merchant of Venice, act il. sc 7.
Ambition should be made of stomer stuff.

Julius Csesarn act iii. sc 2.

And makeB ub rather boar those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of.

Hamlet, act Hi. sc 1.

. . . And then to breakfast with
What appetite you have.

Henry VIIL, act iii. bc 2,

Angels are bright still, though the brightest
fell.

Macbeth, act iv. sc 3.
Are you good men and true ?

Much Ado about loathing, act Ui. sc 3.



Hamlet, act i. sc 2.



A lion among ladies is a moat dreadfhl thing.

Midsummer SighVs Dream^ act ill. sc. 1.

A little more than kin, and less than kind.

Hamlet, act i. sc. 2.
A man of my kidney.

Mei —



^erry Wives of Windsor act iii. sc. 6.

king of snow.
K.m

A nipping and an eager air,



A mockery king of snow.

K. HichardlL, act ir, 80,1.



A round unvarnished tale.



Hamlet, act 1. sc 4.
OtheUo, act i. sc. 3.

A snapper-up of unconf*idered trifles.

Winter's Tale, act Iv. sc 2.
A twice-told tale.

K, Johnt act iii. sc 4.

A very ancient and fish-like smell.

Tempest, act ii. sc2.

A woman moved ia like a fountain troubled.

Taming of the Shrew, act v. sc. 2.

Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

Homeo and Juliet^ act III. sc. 3.

After life's fitful fever he sleeps well.

Macbeth, act iii. sc. 2.

Age cannot wither her nor custom stale her mfi-
nite variety.

Antony and Cleopatra, act ii. sc 2.



Alacrity in sinking.



Merry Wives, act 111. sc 5.



ArmM at all points.

As easy as lying.

Hamlet, act iii. sc 2.
Assume a virtue if you have it not.

Hamlet, act ill. sc 4.

At lovers* perjuries,
They say, Jove laughs.

Romeo and Juliet, act U. sc 2.

Ay, but to die, and go we know not where,
To lie in cold obBtruction and to rot.

Measure for Measure, act iii. bc L
Babbled of green fields.

K. Henry F., act ii. sc 3.



Base is the slave that pays.



Henry V., act ii. sc 1.



. . . Bated breath.

The Merchant of Venice, act i. so. 3.

Be sore of it : give me the ocular proof.

Othello, act iii. se. 3.

Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou
Bhalt not escape calumny.

HamUt, act ill sc 1.

Bears his blushing honors thick upon him.

K. Henry VIII» act ill. sc 2.

Benedick, the married man.

Much Ado, act i. sc 1.

Betwixt the wind and his nobility.

K. Henry IV, pt. i. act L sc 3.

* *• * Totus mundus agit histrionem,* an obser-
vation which occurs in one of the fragments of
PetroniuB, and may even be traced still higher,
is said to have been the motto over Shakespeare's
theatre, the Globe, and was probably in his day a
familiar apothegm."— Staunton^s Shakespeare,



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Between the acting of a dreadfUl thing
And the firRt motion, all the interim is
Like a phantaama, or a hideous dream.

Julius CsBsar, act ii. sc. 1.
Beware
Of entrance to a quarrel. Hamlet^ act i. bc. 3.

Beware the Ides of March.

JuHuB Cmsar, act i. so. 2.

Bless thee, Bottom' bless thee! thou art
translated '

Midsummer NighPs Dream^ act iii. sc. 1.

Blow, blow, thon winter wind,
^ Thou art not so nnkind
As man's ingratitude.

As Tou Like It, act Ii. sc. 7.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
I Hamlet, act ii. sc. 2.

Brief as the lightning in the collied night.

Midsummer Night*s Dream, act i. sc. 1.
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at. OthellOj act 1, sc. 1.

By the pricking of rov thumbs.
Something wicked tms way comes.

Macbeth, act iv. sc. 1.
Cabin*d, cribb'd, confined.

Macbeth, act ill. sc. 4.
Care keeps his watch in every old man*a eye,

Jtomeo and Juliet, act 11. sc. 3.
Care*8 an enemy to life.

Twelfth Night, act i. sc. 3.
Caviare to the general.

BawUet, act ii. sc. 2.
Chaste as the icicle.

Coriolanus, act v. sc. 3.
Chewhig the cud of sweet and bitter fancy.

As You Like It, act iv. sc. 3.
Colgne of vantage. Macbeth, act i. s c. 6.

Coinage of your brain.

Hamlet, act iii. sc 4.
Come like shadows, so depart.

Macbeth, act iv. sc. 1.
Come what, come may ;
Time and the hour run through the roughest

Macbeth, act i. sc. 2,
Comparisons arc odorous.*

Much Ado, act iii. sc. 5
Conscience doth make cowards of us all.

Hamlet, act iii. sc. 1.
Consideration, like an angel came,



Crack of doom.

MatheOi, act iv. sc. 1.
Cry Havock ! and let slip the dogs of war.

Julius Cmsar, act iii. so. 1.
Curses not Joud, but deep.

Macbeth, act v. sc. 8.
Dance attendance.

Henry VIIL, act v. sc. 2,
Dark as Krebns.

Merchant of Venice, act v. sc. 1.
Dead, for a ducat, dead.

' Hamlet, act iii. mc. 4

Declining into the vale of years,

OtheUo, act iU. sc, 3.
Deeper than e'er plummet sounded.

Tempest, act iii. sc 3.
Devise wit^ write pen I

Loves Labor*s Lost, act i. sc 2.

Do my spiriting gently.

The Tempest, act i. ic. 2.

Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there
shall t>e no more cakes and ale?

Twelfth Night, act. ii. sc. 3.
Dotes yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves.

Othello, act iii. sc. 3.
Doubts are traitors.

Measure for Measure, act i. sc. 6.

Dreadful note of preparation.

Henry V,, Choms, act iv.
Dress'd In a little brief authority.

Measure for Measure, act ii. ac. 2.
Egregionsly an ass.

„ K ^ ^x « OOetto.actil.scl.

Even-banded Justice.

„ Macbeth, act i. sc. 7.

Every inch a king.

King Lear, act iv. sc. 6.

Every Inordinate cup ia unblessed, and the ingre-
dient is a devil.

Othello, act ii. sc. 3.
Familiar in their montha as household words.

K. Henry V., act iv. sc. 3.
Fantastic tricks before high heaven.

Measure for Measure, act il. sc. 2.

Farewell, a long farewell, to all my greatnesa !

Henry VIIl^ act Iv. sc. 2.

. . . Pear not, till Birnam Wood
Do come to Dunsinanc.

Macbeth, act v. sc. 6.

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For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently

Much Ado about Nothing, act v. so. 1.

For thiB relief, much thanks.

Samlet, aot i. sc. 1.

For you and 1 are past our dancing days.

Romeo and Juliet^ act i. so. 5.



Foreheads villanous low.



Tempett^ act iv, se. 1.

Frailty, thy name is woman.

Hamietf aot L se. 2.

Fresh as a bridegroom: and his chin, new reaped
Showed like a stubble land at harvest-home.

1 if. iJenry /r, act i. sc. 3.

. . . Full ofsoand and fury
Signifying nothing.

Macbeth, act v. so. 6.

Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard.
A8 You Like It, act li. sc. 7.

Full of wise saws and modem instances.

A9 You Like It, act U. so. 7.

Give the devil his due.

K Henry ZK., pt. i. act i. sc. 2

Give thy thoughts no tongue.

Hamlet, act i. sc. 3.

.... Gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.

Midsummer Night* 8 Dream, act v. sc 1.

God made him, therefore let him pass for a man.
Merchant of Venice, act i. sc. 2

Golden opinions.

Good men and true.

Much AdOf act iU. sc 3.

Good wine needs no bush.

As You Like It— Epilogue.

Grimvisaged war.

Richard IlL, act i. sc. 1.

Gtood name, in man and woman ; dear my lord.
Is the immediate Jewel of their souls.

Othello, act iii. sa 3.
Hair-breadth 'scapes.

Othello, act i. se. 3.

Hang a calf-skin on those recreant limbs.

King John, act iii. sc. 3.

Hark, hark, the lark at heaven's sate sings.

Cymbmne, act ii. sc. 3,

He dies and makes no sign.

jr. Henry VI^ pt. ii. act ill. sc. 3.

He does it with a better grace, but I do it more
natural.

Twelfth Night, act U. sc. 3.

He hath eaten me out of bouse and home.

K, Henry IV., pt. U. act U. sc 1.



Macbeth, act i. sc. 7.



Her voice was ever soft.

Gentle and low,— an excellent thing in woman.

King Lear, act v. sc 3.

His nose was as sharp as a pen, and ^a babbled of
green fields.

K. Henry V., act ii. sc. 3.

Hoist with his own petar.

Hamlet, act iii. sc 4.
Honor hath no skill in Burgery.

1 K. Henry IV„ act v. scl.

How far that little candle throws his beams !
So shines a good deed m a naught]^ world.

The Merchant of Venice, act v. sc 1

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child *

King Lear, act i. sc. 4.

How use doth breed a habit in a man *

The T\ffo Gentlemen of Verona,
act V. sc. 4.
Hyperion to a satyr !

Hamlet, act i. sc. 2.

Household words.

K, Henry V., act Iv. sc. 3.

I am constant as the northern star.

Julius Caesar, act iii. sc. 1.



I am nothing, if not critical.



OtheUo, net ii. sc. 1.



1 am never merry when I hear sweet music.

The Merchant qf Venice, act v. sc 1.

I am Sir Oracle,

And when 1 ope mv lips let no dog bark !

Merchant of Venice, act i. sc 1.

1 bear a charmed lU\e.

Macbeth, act v. sc 7.

1 could a tale unfold.

Hamlet, act 1. sc 5,

1 could have better spared a better man.

K. Henry IV., pt. i. act v. sc 4.

1 dare do all that mav become a man.
Who dares do more is none.

Macbeth, act t sc 7.

I do perceive here a divided duty.

Othello, act i. sc 3.

1 had rather be a dog and bay the moon,
Than such a Roman.

Julius Caasar, act iv. sc 3.

I have an exposition of sleep come upon me.

Midsummer NighVs Dream, act iv. sc 1.

I have no other but a woman's reason ; I tliinlc
him so, because I think him so.

The lico Gentlemen qf Verona,
act i. sc 2.



1 have thee on the hip.



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LaBt, not least



V\\ put a girdle round about the earth
In forty inlnutes.*

Midsummer Night's Dream, act ii. so. 1.

I'll tickle your catastrophe.

2 K. Henry I r., act il. sc. 1.

1 thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word.

The Merchant of Venice^ act iv. sc. 1.

1 think there be six KIchmonds In the field.

K. Richard IJL, act v. sc. 4.

I will roar you as ffently as any sucking dove;
1 will roar you, an'^t were anv nightingale.

Midsummer NighVs Dream, act i. sc. 2.

1 would applaud thee to the very echo.

Macbeth, act v. sc. 3.

1 would that 1 were low laid In my grave.

K, John, act il. sc. 1.

If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well
It were done quickly.

Macbeth, act i. sc 7.

If music be the food of love, play on.

Twelfiji Night, act I. sc 1.

In maiden meditation, fancy fVee.

Midsummer Night's Dream, act ii. sc. 1.

In my mind's eye, Horatio.

Hamlet, act i. so. 2.

Infirm of purpose.

Macbeth, act U. sc. 1.

Into a towering passion.

Hamlet, act v. sc. 2.

Intolerable, not to be endured.

The Taming of the Shrew, act v. sc. 2.

Is she not passing fair ?

The Two Gentlemen qf Verona,
act iv. sc. 4.
It beggar'd all description.

Antony and Cleopatra, act ii. sc 2.

It blesseth him tiiat gives, and him that takes.

The Merchant of Venice, act iv. sc 1.

It is a wise fkther that knows his own child.

The Merchant of Venice, act U. sc. 2.

It was Greek to me.

Julius Caesar, act i. sc 2.

It will discourse most eloquent music.

Hamlet, act ill. sc 2.

It would be argument fbr a week, laughter for a
month, and a good Jest for ever.

K. Henry IV,, pt. i. act ii. sc. 2.

It out-herods Herod.

Hamlet, act ill. sc .2
Keen encounter of our wits.

K. Richard 111., act 1. sc. 2.
Lack-lustre eye.

As You Like It, act II. sc. 7.

4 T/\ mif a nrlfHlA mitn/l aK^..A a.% -._aU >



King Lear, act 1. sc 1.

Lay not that flattering unction to your soul.

Hamlet, act ill. sc 4.



Lay on, MacdulT.'



Macbeth, act v. sc. 7.



Lean and slippered pantaloon.

As You Like It, act ii. sc. 7.

I.et Hercules himself do what he may.

The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.

■ Hamlet, act v. sc 1.

Let it serve for table-talk,

The Merchant of Venice, act iil. sc. 1.

Let mo not burst in ignorance.

Hamlet, act i. sc. 4.

Let the galled jade wince, our withers are un-
wrung.

Hamlet, act iii. sc. 2.

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale.

King John, act iii. sc. 4.

Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile.
Level's Labor* s Lost, act 1. sc 1.

Like a dewdrop on a lion's mane.

TroUus and Cressida, act iii, sc. 3.

Lives and dies in single blessedness.

Midsummer NighVs Dream, act 1. sc 1.

Look here, upon this picture, and on this.

Hamlet, act iU. sc 4.

Lord, lord, how this world is given to lying !

K, Henry 1 v., pt. I. act v. sc. 4.

Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds.

Sonnet, cxvi.

Love sought is good, but given unsought is
better.

Twe^h Night, act ii. so. 1.

Make assurance double sure.
Making night hideous,



Macbeth, act iv. sc 1.
Hamlet, act i. sc 4.



Men have died fh>m time to time, and worms
have eaten tliem, but not for love.

As You Like It, act iv. sc. 1.

Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues
We write in water.

K. Henry VIII., act iv. sc 2.

Men were deceivers ever.

Much Ado about Nothing, act ii. sc. 3.



Metal more attractive.
Milk of human kindness.
Mine host of the Garter.



Hamlet, act iii. sc. 2.
Macbeth, act i. sc. 6.



Merry Wives, act i. sc 1.



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Most admired disorder.



Macbelh, act Ui. so. 4.

Most lame and impotent conclusion,

OtheUo, act ii. sc. 1.

Most potent, grave, and reverend neigniors.

Othello, act L sc. 3.

Motley's the only wear.

A8 You Like It, act U. sc. 7.

Movlns accidents by flood and field.

Othello, act i. sc 3.
My age is as a lusty winter,
Frosty, but kindly.

As You Like It, act iL sc. 3.

My caJce is dough.

Taming of the Shrew, act v. sc. 1.

My fHends were poor but honest.

Airs Well that Ends Well, act I. sc. 3.

My library was dulcedom large enough.

Tempest, act L sc. 2.

My man's as true as steel.*

Romeo and Juliet, act ii. sc. 4.

My poverty but not my will consents.

Romeo and Juliet, act v. sc. 1.

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself nnd fViend.

Hamlet, act i. sc. 3.

Never shalcc thy gory locks at me.

Ma<a)eth, act iii. sc. 4.

No more of that, Hal, an thou lovest me!

K. Henry 1V„ pt. 1. act ii. sc. 4.

No. 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a
cnurch-door; but 'tis enough.

Romeo and Juliet, act iii. sc. 1.

No, 'tis slander,
Whose edge is sharper than a sword.

Cymheline, act iii. sc. 4.
Noiseless foot of time.

AlVs Well that Ends Well, act v. sc. 3.

Not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty.

Romeo and Juliet, act iv. sc. 2.

Not that I loved Csesar leas, but that I loved
Rome more.

Julius Casar, act iii. sc. 2.

Not to speak it profanely.

Hamlet, act ill. so. 2.

Nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in
malice.

Othello, act v. sc. 2.

.... Nothing in his life
Became him, like the leaving it.

Macbeth, act i. sc. 4.

Now good digestion wait on appetite.
And health on both !

Macbeth, act iii. sc. 4.

Now, Infldel, T have thee on the hip.

The Merchant of Venice, act iv. sc 1.

Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer.

K. Richard IIL act I sc 1.



* »* True as steel."
Chaucer, Troilus and Creseide, bk. v.
SUAKSPEARE, TroUus and Cressida, act iii.80. 2.



Now spurs the lated traveller apace,

To gain the timely inn. ......

*• Ifacftrffc, act iii. 8C. 3.

O my prophetic soul :
Mine uncle! „ ,^ . ,

Hamiet, act i. so. 6.

O thou invisible spirit of mine, if thou hast no
name to be known by, let us call thee devil.

OtheUo, act it sc 3.

O, while yon live, tell truth, and shame the
Devil.

K. Henry IV,. pt. i. act lii. sc. 1.

Oftentimes, excusing of a fault

Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

King John, act iv. sc 2.

Oh, Hamlet, what a falling ofl* was there.

Hamlet, act i. sc 6.

Old father antic, the law.

Henry IV^ pt. 1. act I sc 2.

One fell swoop. . .

Macbeth, act iv. sc. 3.

One pain Is lessened by another's anguish.

Romeo and Juliet, act I. sc. 2.

One, that loved not wisely, but too well.

Othello, act V. sc. 2.

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
Troilus and Cressida, act iii. sc. 3.

Othello's occupation's gone.

0<Mto,actlil. BC.S.

Out-herods Herod.

Hamlet, act iii. sc. 2.

Pale its inelfectaal fire.

Hamlet, act i. sc. &.

Our little life is rounded with a nleep.

Tempest, act iv. sc. 1.

Perked up in a glistering grief.

K. Henry VIIL, act ii. sc. 3.



Piping time of peace.



lenry i

Richard IIL, act i. sc L.

PUin as the way to parish church.

As You Like It, act ii. sc 7.

Plenty as blackberries.

K. Henry IV., pt. i. act a ac 4.



Potations pottle deep.



Othello, act U. sc 3.



Praising what is lost
Makes the remembrance dear.

AWs Well that ends Well, act v. ic 3.

Present fears
Are less than horrible imaginings.

Macbeth, act I. sc. 3.

Press not a falling man too far.

K. Henry VIIL, act iii. »c 2.

Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.
OtheUo, act Ui. sc. 3.

Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk.

Cymbeline, act lii. sc 3.



Put money in thy purse.



Othello, act i. ac 3.



Revisits thus the glimpses of the moon.

Hamlet, act L so. 4.



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Tempesif act It. bo. 1.



BIchard's himself again.*

JHchard IIL, act v. bc. 3.



Bound beUy with good capon lined.

As fou Like It, act 11. sc. 7.

Salnt-iedudng gold. , , ,.^ «♦ . „« i

iZomeo and JtUtett act i. sc. 1.

Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
As You Like It, act ii. sc. 7.

Sat, Uke patience on a monument.

' !ZVw^ Night, act ii. sc. 4.

Screw your courage to the sticking place.

Macbeth, act i. sc. 7.

. . . Seeking the babble reputation,
£*en at the cannoirs mouth.

^f rott Liite It, act 11. sc. 7.



Sermons in stones.



As You Like It, act 11. sc. 1.



. . . Such stufr
As dreams are made of.



Suit the action to the word.
Supp*d full with horrors.



Hamlet, act ill. so. 2.



Set the table on a roar. „ ,^ ^

HanUet, act t. sc. 1.

Shall I not take mine ease in mine inn ?

K, Henry I V., pt. i. act iU. sc 3.

She never told her love.

Twe^h Night, act U. sc. 4.

She's beautifhl, and therefore to be woo'd;
She's a woman, and therefore to be won.

K. Henry KZ., pt. i. act v. so. 8.

Shut up
In measureless content.

Macbeth, act U. sc. 1.

Skyey influences.

Measure/or Measure, act ill. so. 1.

Sleep in dull, cold marble.

AT. Henry VIIL, act iU. sc 2.

Small have continual plodders ever won.

Love's Labor* s Lost, act i. sc. 1.

Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.
K, Henry VL, pt. ii. act iii. so. 1.

So are they all, all honorable men.

Julius Csesar, act iii. sc 2.

Some are bom great, some achieve greatness,
and some liave greatness thrust upon them.

Twelfth Night, act ii. sc 6.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Hamlet, act i. sc 4.

Stand not upon the order of your going,
But go at once.

Macbeth, act iv. so. 4.

Stands Scotland where it did ?

Macbeth, act iv. sc. 8.

Star chamber matter.

Merry fFives, act 1. sc 1.

Started like a guilty thing.

Hamlet, act L sc. 1.
Stony limits cannot hold love oat.



Macbeth, act v. so. 5.

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

K, Henry VL, pt. iii. act v. sc. 6.

Sweep on, you flat and greasy citizens !

As You Like It, act ii. sc 1.

Sweet are the uses of adversity. ,^ ^,,

As You Like It, act ii. sc 2.

Sweet mercy's nobility's true badge.

Thus Androntcus, act i. sc. 2.

Sweets to the sweet. ., . . .

Hamlet, act v. sc 1.

That in the captain's but a choleric word.
Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.

Measure for Measure, act 11. sc. 2,

That keep the word of promise to the ear.
And break it to the hope. „ ,^^ ^

Macbeth, act v. sc 7.

That never set a squadron in the field.

Othello, act i. so. 1.

That within which passeth show.

Hamlet, act i. sc 2.

The air, a charter'd libertine. ,, ^,

iT. i/enry/r., act i.BCl.

The baseless fkbric of this vision.

The Tempest, act iv. sc 1.

The better part of valour is— discretion.

K, Henry IV., pt. 1. act v. sc 4.



The bookish theorick.



Othello, act i. so. 1.



The course of true love never did run smooth.*

Midsummer Night's Dream, act 1. sc. 1.

The cry is still. " They come."

Macbeth, act v. sc 6.

The Devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

The Merchant of Venice, act 1. sc 3.

The evil that men do Uvea after them,
The good is oft interred with their bones.

Julius Cmsar, act ill. sc 2.

The flighty purpose never is o'ertook,
Unless the deed go with it.

Macbeth, act Iv. bc 1.

The glasB of fashion, the mould of form,
Th* observed of all observers.

Hamlet, act iii. so. 1.

The green-eyed monster.

^ ' Othello, act iU. so. a

The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve.

Midsummer Night's Dream, act v. so. 1.



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