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Friendship. Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore, all hearts in love use their own tongues ; Let every eye negotiate for itself, And trust no agent: for beauty is a witch, Against whose charms faith melteth into bloode.

6-ii. 1. 150. Friendship, its caprices. O, world, thy slippery turns! Friends now fast sworn, Whose double bosoms seem to wear one heart, Whose hours, whose bed, whose meal and exercise, Are still together, who twin, as 't were in love Unseparable, shall within this hour, On a dissension of a doit, break out To bitterest enmity: So, fellest foes, Vhose passions, and whose plots, have broke their

sleep To take the one the other, by some chance, Some trick not worth an egg, shall grow dear friends, And interjoin their issues.

28-iv. 4.



Cold friendship. Thou dost conspire against thy friend, If thou but think'st him wrong'd, and mak’st his ear A stranger to thy thoughts.

37-iii. 3.


Hollow friendship The great man down, you mark, his favourite flies; The poor advanced makes friends of enemies. And hitherto doth love on fortune tend: For who not needs, shall never lack, a friend; And who in want a hollow friend doth try, Directly seasons him his enemy.

36-iii. 2.

Faithless friendship. Who should be trusted now, when one's right hand Is perjured to the bosom?


2-v. 4.

e Passion.

154. Friendship with the wicked, dangerous. The love of wicked friends converts to fear; That fear, to hate; and hate turns one, or both, To worthy danger, and deserved death. 17-v. 1.

155. Caution in choosing friends. Where you are liberal of your loves, and counsels, Be sure, you be not loose: for those you make friends, And give your hearts to, when they once perceive The least rub in your fortunes, fall away Like water from ye, never found again But where they mean to sink ye.

25-ii. 1.

156. Friends, in what sense valuable.

What need we have any friends, if we should never have need of them ? they were the most needless creatures living, should we ne'er have use for them : and would most resemble sweet instruments hung up in cases, that keep their sounds to themselves.

27—i. 2. 157. Benefit of communication with friends.

You do, surely, but bar the door upon your own liberty, if you deny your griefs to your friend.

36-iii. 2. 158.

Hollow friends.

Friendship's full of dregs : Methinks, false hearts should never have sound legs, Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on court'sies.

27—i. 2. 159.

Unstable friends.
What viler thing upon the earth, than friends,
Who can bring noblest minds to basest ends !

27-iv. 3. 160.

Friends parting. Farewell: The leisure and the fearful time Cuts off the ceremonious vows of love, And ample interchange of sweet discourse, Which so-long-sunder'd friends should dwell upon.

24-v. 3.

161. Neglect of departed friends.

As we do turn our backs
From our companion, thrown into his grave;,
So his familiars to his buried fortunes
Slink all away; leave their false vows with him,
Like empty purses pick’d: and his poor self,
A dedicated beggar to the air,
With his disease of all-shunn'd poverty,
Walks, like contempt, alone.

27-iv. 2. 162.

Discretion of age. 'T is not good that children should know any wickedness : old folks have discretion, as they say, and know the world.

3-ii. 2. 163. Discretion necessary to old age.

You are old;
Nature in you stands on the very verge
Of her confine : you should be ruled and led
By some discretion, that discerns your state
Better than you yourself.

34-ii. 4. 164. Age provident. Youth heedless. It seems, it is as proper to our age To cast beyond ourselves in our opinions, As it is common for the younger sort To lack discretion.

36-ii. 1. 165. The severity of age to youth.

You, that are old, consider not the capacities of us that are young: you measure the heat of our livers with the bitterness of your galls.

19-i. 2. 166. The effects of care on age and youth. Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie; But where unbruised youth with unstuff'd brain Doth couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign.

35—ü.3. 167. Youth and age distinguished.

Youth no less becomes
The light and careless livery that it wears,

Than settled age bis sables, and his weeds,
Importing health and graveness'.

36-iv. 7. 168.


Deal mildly with his youth; For young hot colts, being raged, do rage the more.

17-i. 1. 169.

The camomile and youth contrasted. Though the camomile, the more it is trodden on, the faster it grows, yet youth, the more it is wasted, the sooner it wears.

18–ii. 4. 170. The face, the index of the mind.

There's no art,
To find the mind's construction in the face.

154i. 4. 171.

Mind the test of man.
'T is the mind that makes the body rich;
And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds,
So honour peerethin the meanest habit.
What, is the jay more precious than the lark,
Because his feathers are more beautiful ?
Or is the adder better than the eel,
Because his painted skin contents the eye ?

12-iv. 3. 172.

Mind uncultivated.

'Tis an unweeded garden, That grows to seed; things rank, and gross in nature, Possess it merelyh.

36-i. 2. 173.

Stubbornness of mind.

To wilful men, The injuries, that they themselves procure, Must be their schoolmasters.

34-ii. 4. 174. The mind to be regulated.


better judgments Of all opinion that grows rank in them. 10_ii. 7.

A young man regards show in dress; an old man, health. * Appeareth.




175. The effect of show on weak minds.

The fool multitude, that choose by show,
Not learning more than the fond eye doth teach;
Which pries not to the interior, but, like the martlet,
Builds in the weather on the outward wall,
Even in the force i and road of casualty. 9-ii. 9.

176. Disordered imaginations.
Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons,
Which, at the first, are scarce found to distaste;
But with a little act upon the blood,
Burn like the mines of sulphur.

37-iii. 3. 177. Delusion of imagination.

0, who can hold a fire in his hand,
By thinking on the frosty Caucasus ?
Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite,
By bare imagination of a feast?
Or wallow naked in December snow,
By thinking on fantastic summer's heat?
0, no! the apprehension of the good,
Gives but the greater feeling to the worse :
Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more,
Than when it bites, but lanceth not the sore.

17-i. 3. 178.


For love of grace, Lay not that flattering unction to your soul; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place; Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen.

36-iii. 4. 179. The effects of a disordered mind. Who can be wise, amazed, temperate, and furious, Loyal and neutral, in a moment ? No man.

15-ii, 3. 180.

Disquietude. Care is no cure, but rather corrosive, For things that are not to be remedied. 21-iii. 3.

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