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Mor. All that glisters is not gold ;'
Often have you heard that told ;
outside to behold,
Ner. The ancient saying is no heresy :
Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.+- Act 2, Sc. 9.
Shy. Hath not a Jew eyes ? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions ? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed ? if you tickle us, do we not laugh ? if you poison us, do we not die ? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villany you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.-Act 3, Sc. I.
Shy. A bankrupt, a prodigal who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto.--Act 3, Sc. I.
* Spenser in the “Faërie Queene,” II. viii. 14, wrote :
“Yet gold all is not that doth golden seeme. And George Herbert has, in his “ Jacula Prudentum,” “All is not gold that glisters.”
+ In Farquhar's “The Recruiting Officer,” Act 3, Sc. 2, Captain Brazen says: “Hanging and marriage, you know, go by destiny."
It is engender'd in the eyes,
Let us all ring fancy's knell !
Act 3, Sc. 2.
Bass. The world is still deceiv'd with ornament.
In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt,
-Act 3, Sc. 2.
Lau. When I shun Scylla your father, I fall into Charybdis your mother.-Act 3, Sc. 5.*
Por. The quality of mercy is not strain'd;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
* The origin of this phrase is found in the following extract from the works of Philip Gualtier, a poet of the thirteenth century:
“Inudis in Scyllam cupiens vitare Charybdim.”
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
When mercy seasons justice.-Act 4, Sc. I.
Act 4, Sc. 1. Gra. Now, infidel, I have thee on the hip. Act 4, Sc. I. Gra. A Daniel, still say I; a second Daniel ! I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word.
Act 4, Sc. 1. Shy. Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that ;
You take my house, when you do take the prop
Act 4, Sc. I. Por. He is well paid that is well satisfied. Act 4, Sc. 1. Lor. How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank !
Here' will we sit, and let the sounds of music
Act 5, Sc. I. Lor. The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moy'd with concord of sweet sounds,
Por. How far that little candle throws his beams !
Act 5, Sc. I.
Por. A substitute shines brightly as a king,
Until a king be by, and then his state
Por. The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark,
When neither is attended, and I think
AS YOU LIKE IT.
Cel. Since the little wit, that fools have, was silenced, the little foolery, that wise men have, makes a great show.
Act I, Sc. 2.
Ros. O, how full of briars is this working-day world !
Act I, Sc. 3.
Duke S. Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head :
Act 2, Sc. i. Ami. Under the greenwood tree,
Who loves to lie with me
Unto the sweet bird's throat,
Here shall he see
But winter and rough weather. -Act 2, Sc. 5.
Jaq. I can suck melancholy out of a song. -Act 2, Sc. 5.
Jaq. A fool, a fool ! I met a fool i' the forest,
A motley fool ; a miserable world !
Good morrow, fool,' quoth I. "No, sir,' quoth he,
* See “Taming of the Shrew,” Act 4, Sc. I. Grumio: "And thereby hangs a tale.” “Merry Wives of Windsor,” Act 1, Sc. 4. Quickly: “Well, thereby hangs a tale."