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Dog. Oh, that he were here to write me down—an ass !
Act 4, Sc. 2.
Leon. 'Tis all men's office to speak patience
To those that wring under the load of sorrow;
Leon. There was never yet philosopher,
That could endure the toothache patiently ;
Bene. In a false quarrel there is no true valour.
Act 5, Sc. 1.
Bene. Get thee a wife, get thee a wife; there is no staff more reverend than one tipped with horn. —Act 5, Sc. 4.
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST.
Biron. Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile.
Act I, Sc. 1.
Prin. Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye,
Act 2, Sc. I.
A merrier man,
Act 2, Sc. 1.
Biron. This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, Dan Cupid :
Regent of love-rhymes, lord of folded arms,
I seek a wife!
Act 3, Sc. I. Prin. And out of question so it is sometimes,
Glory grows guilty of detested crimes. Act 4, Sc. 1. Sir Nath. Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book.–Act 4, Sc. 2.
King. Black is the badge of hell. — Act 4, Sc. 3.
Act 4, Sc. 3.
Act 4, Sc. 3. Biron. From women's eyes this doctrine I derive :
They are the ground, the books, the academes,
Act 4, Sc. 3. Biron. For where is any author in the world,
Teaches such beauty as a woman's eye?
Act 4, Sc. 3. * Ben Jonson, in “A Silent Woman," Act 4, Sc. I, uses the same simile. “She takes herself asunder still when she goes to bed, into some twenty boxes ; and about next day, noon, is put together again like a great German clock.” The expression is also employed by Middleton in “A Mad World my Master,” 1608, and in Decker and Webster's “Westward Hoe," 1607. Mistress Birdlime says, “No German clock, nor mathematical engine whatsoever, requires so much reparation as a woman's face."-Act 1, Sc. i.
Biron. A lover's eyes will gaze an eagle blind :
A lover's ear will hear the lowest sound, -Act 4, Sc. 3.
Biron. And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods
Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.
Act 4, Sc. 3. Biron. For Charity itself fulfils the law,
And who can sever love from charity ? Act 4, Sc. 3.
Moth. They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps. — Act 5, Sc. I.
Prin. None are so surely caught, when they are catch’d,
As wit turn'd fool ; folly, in wisdom hatch'd,
And wit's own grace to grace a learned fool.
As gravity's revolt to wantonness.
As foolery in the wise when wit doth dote;
Boyet. The tongues of mocking wenches are as keen
As is the razor's edge invisible,
things. —Act 5, Sc. 2.
Biron. Honest plain words best pierce the ear of grief.
Act 5, Sc. 2
Biron. Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.-Act 5, Sc. 2.
Ros. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear
Of him that hears it, never in the tongue
And lady-smocks all silver-white,
Do paint the meadows with delight,
When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,
And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks,
And maidens bleach their summer smocks,
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail,
And milk comes frozen home in pail,
When all aloud the wind doth blow,
And coughing drowns the parson's saw,
And Marian's nose looks red and raw,
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.
Be advis'd, fair maid;
To leave the figure or disfigure it.-Act I, Sc. 1.
Than that, which, withering on the virgin thorn,
Act I, Sc. I. Lys. Ay me! for aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
Act I, Sc. 1. Hel. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind :
So the boy Love is perjur'd everywhere. – Act I, Sc. I. * The same sentiment, in very different language, has been expressed by Milton, in “Paradise Lost,” Book X., line 896, and following lines.