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The varying shore o' the world.

A.C. iv. 13.
This wide and universal theatre
Presents more woful pageants, than the scene
Wherein we play.

A.Y. ï.7.
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 'twere, in love,
Unseparable, shall within this hour,
On a dissention of a doit, break out
To bitterest enmity: So, fellest foes,
Whose passions and whose plots have broke their sleep,
To take the one the other, by some chance,
Sume trick not worth an egg, shall grow dear friends,
And interjoin their issues.

C. iv. 4. A bad world, I say! I would, I were a weaver; I could sing all manner of songs.

H. IV. PT. 1. ii. 4.

How you speak!
Did you but know the city's usuries,
And felt them knowingly: the art o' the court,
As hard to leave, as keep; whose top to climb
Is certain falling; or so slippery, that
The fear's as bad as falling the toil of the war,
A pain that only seems to seek out danger
I’ the name of fame, and honour, which dies i’ the search;
And hath as oft a slanderous epitaph,
As record of fair act; nay, many times,
Doth ill deserve by doing well ; what's worse,
Must court'sey at the censure :-0, boys, this story,
The world may read in me.

Cym. iii. s.
A man may see how this world goes, with no eyes. Look
with thine ears : See how yon' justice rails upon yon' simple
thief. Hark, in thine ear: Change places; and, handy-
dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief? K. L. iv. 6
It is a reeling world, indeed, my lord. R. III. iii. 2.
I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano,
A stage, where every man must play a part,
And mine a sad one.

M.V. i. 1. Fie, fie, fie! Pah, pah ! Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination: there's money for thee.

K. L. iv. 6.
O ruin'd piece of nature. This great world
Shall so wear out to nought.

K. L. iv. 6. WORLD,-continued.

Come, let's away to prison :
We two alone will sing like birds i' the cage :
When thou dost ask my blessing, I'll kneel down,
And ask of thee forgiveness: So we'll live,
And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh
At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues
Talk of court news; and we'll talk with them too,-
Who loses, and who wins; who's in, who's out;
And take upon's the mystery of things,
As if we were God's spies : And we'll wear out,
In a wall’d prison, packs and sects of great ones,
That ebb and flow by the moon.

K. L. v. 3.
Sweet prince, the untainted virtue of your years
Hath not yet div'd into the world's deceit:
No more can you distinguish of a man,
Than of his outward show, which, God he knows,
Seldom, or nover, jumpeth with the heart. R. III. iii. 1.
I am in this earthly world; where, to do harm,
Is often laudable: to do good, sometimes
Accounted dangerous folly.

M. iv. 2.
You have too much respect upon

the world :
They lose it that do buy it with much care. M.V.i. 1.
I am amaz’d, methinks; and lose my way
Among the thorns and dangers of this world. K. J. iv. 3.

Noble madam,
Men's evil manners live in brass : their virtues
We write in water.

H. VIII. iv. 2.
The evil that men do lives after them;

The good is oft interred with their bones. J.C. iii. 2. WORMS.

Your worm is your only emperor for diet: we fat all creatures else to fat us; and we fat ourselves for maggots : your fat king, and your lean beggar, is but variable service; two dishes, but to one table; that's the end.

H. iv. 3. A man may fish with a worm that eat of a king; and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.

Ă. iv. 3.


O gods! who is't can say, I'm at the worst
I am worse than e'er I was.

The worst is not,
So long as we can say,—This is the worst.

K. L. iv. 1.

K. L. iv. 1.

T.G. v. 4.


The private wound is deepest.

A discontented friend, grief-shot
With his unkindness.

C. v. 1


If that the heavens do not their visible spirits
Send quickly down to tame these vile offences,
'Twill come,
Humanity must perforce prey on itself,
Like monsters of the deep.

K. L. iv. 2
O heavens, can you hear a good man groan,
And not relent, or not compassion in him ? Tit. And. iv. 1.
Broke oath on oath, committed wrong on wrong.

HIV. PT. 1. iv. 3


And you, good yeomen,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture ; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding, which I doubt not ;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.

H.V. iii. 1.
A most acute juvenal; voluble and free of grace.

L. L. iii. 1. He capers, he dances, he has the eyes of youth, he writes verses, he speaks holyday, he smells April and May: he will carry't, he will carry't ; 'tis in his buttons ; he will carry't.

M.W. iii. 2.
A violet in the youth of primy nature.

H. i. 3.
She is young, and apt;
Our own precedent passions do instruct us
What levity's in youth.

T. A. i. 1.
Young blood doth not obey an old decree. L. L. iv. 3

For in her youth
There is a prone and speechless dialect,
Such as moves men; besides, she hath prosperous art
When she will play with reason and discourse,
And well she can persuade.

M. M. i. 3, YOUTH,-continued.

Briefly die their joys,
That place them on the truth of girls and boys. Cym. v. 5.

We were, fair queen,
Two lads that thought there was no more behind,
But such a day to-morrow as to-day,
And to be boy eternal.

W.T. i. 2.
A proper stripling, and an amorous !


He hears merry tales, and smiles not: I fear he will prove the weeping philosopher when he grows old, being 80 full of unmannerly sadness in his youth. M.V. i. 2.


When his headstrong riot hath no curb,
When rage and hot blood are his counsellors,
When means and lavish manners meet together;
O, with what wings shall his affections fly
Towards fronting peril and oppos’d decay.

H. IV. PT. II. iv. 4.


I protest, I take these wise men, that crow so at these set kind of fools, no better than the fools' zanies.


To whose ingrate and unauspicious altars,
My soul the faithfull’st offerings hath breath'd out,
That e'er devotion tender'd.

T. N. v. 1.
Thou unnecessary letter !

K. L. ii. 2.



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