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man: you are rather point-device * in your accoutrements; as loving yourself, than seeming the lover of any other.
REAL PASSION DISSEMBLED.
Think not I love him, though I ask for him;
But, sure, he's proud; and yet his pride becomes him:
Than that mix'd in his cheek: 'twas just the difference
I have more cause to hate him than to love him:
He said mine eyes were black, and my hair black;
I marvel, why I answer'd not again:
THE VARIETIES OF MELANCHOLY.
I HAVE neither the scholar's melancholy, which is emulation; nor the musician's, which is fantastical; nor the courtier's, which is proud; nor the soldier's,
which is ambitious; nor the lawyer's, which is politic; nor the lady's, which is nice*; nor the lover's, which is all these.
MARRIAGE ALTERS THE TEMPER OF BOTH SEXES.
Say a day, without the ever: No, no, Orlando : men are April when they woo, December when they wed: maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives. I will be more jealous of thee than a Barbary cock-pigeon over his hen; more clamorous than a parrot against rain; more new-fangled than an ape; more giddy in my desires than a monkey: I will weep for nothing, like Diana in the fountain, and I will do that when you are disposed to be merry; I will laugh like a hyen, and that when thou art inclined to sleep.
No, that same wicked bastard of Venus, that was begot of thought †, conceived of spleen, and born of madness; that blind rascally boy, that abuses every one's eyes, because his own are out, let him be judge, how deep I am in love.
OLIVER'S DESCRIPTION OF HIS DANGER WHEN
Under an oak, whose boughs were moss'd with age, And high top bald with dry antiquity,
A wretched ragged man, o'ergrown with hair,
A green and gilded snake had wreath'd itself,
Lay couching, head on ground, with catlike watch, When that the sleeping man should stir; for 'tis The royal disposition of that beast,
To prey on nothing that doth seem as dead.
GOOD shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to love.
It is to be all made of faith and service ;-
All made of passion, and all made of wishes;
All humbleness, all patience, and impatience,
Comedy of Errors.
THERE'S nothing, situate under heaven's eye,
PATIENCE EASIER TAUGHT THAN PRACTISED.
Patience, unmov'd, no marvel though she pause; They can be meek, that have no other cause. A wretched soul, bruis'd with adversity,
We bid be quiet, when we hear it cry;
But were we burden'd with like weight of pain,
I see, the jewel, best enamelled,
Will lose his beauty; and though gold 'bides still,
Wear gold: and so no man, that hath a name,
Ay, ay, Antipholus, look strange, and frown;
The time was once, when thou unurg'd would'st vow
For slander lives upon succession;
A WOMAN'S JEALOUSY MORE DEADLY THAN POISON.
THE Venom clamours of a jealous woman
Poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth.
And thereof comes it that his head is light.
Thereof the raging fire of fever bred;
And what's a fever but a fit of madness?
(Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair ;)
DESCRIPTION OF A BEGGARLY FORTUNE-TELLER.
A hungry lean-fac'd villain,
A mere anatomy, a mountebank,
A thread-bare juggler, and a fortune-teller;
Though now this grained face of mine be hid
* Furrowed, lined.