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If life did ride upon a dial's point,
Still ending at the arrival of an hour.?

King HENRY IV. (1st part). Act v. Scene 2.


THE LAW OF KINDNESS. Thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother; but thou shalt open thy hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wanteth.2

DEUT. XV. 7, 8.

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.3

Matt. v. 42.

We are born to do benefits.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act 1. Scene 2.

What is yours to bestow, is not yours to reserve.

TWELFTH NIGHT. Act 1. Scene 5.

To build his fortune, I will strain a little,
For 't is a bond in men.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act 1. Scene 1.

1 Ps. xc. 12. iv. 21; John xiii. 35.

3 1 John iii. 17; 2 Pet. i. 5, 7; 1 John 8 Luke vi. 34; Prov. iii, 28. :



If there come into your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts ? 2_JAMES ii. 2, 3, 4.

The poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.—ECCLES. ix. 16.

When a rich man speaketh, every man holdeth his tongue,and look, what he saith, they extol it to the clouds; but if the poor man speak, they say, What fellow is this? and if he stumble, they will help to overthrow him. _Ecclus. xii. 23.

Through tattered clothes small vices do appear;
Robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with


1 Prov. xiv. 20, 21. 8 Job xxix. 9.

John vii, 24. 4 Rom. xii. 6.

And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks:
Arm it with rags a pigmy straw doth pierce it.

KING LEARAct iv. Scene 6.

The learned pate
Ducks to the golden fool.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act Iv. Scene 3.

Raise me this beggar, and denude that lord;
The senator shall bear contempt hereditary,
The beggar native honour:
It is the pasture lards the browser's sides,
The want that makes him lean.

Timon OF ATHENS. Act iv. Scene 3.

O what a world of vile, ill-favour'd faults
Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year.

Act III. Scene 4.

Faults that are rich are fair.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act I. Scene 2.

If money go before, all ways lie open.

Act II. Scene 2.

0, that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not derived corruptly! and that clear honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer!

How many then should cover, that stand bare!
How many be commanded that command !
How much low peasantry would then be glean'd
From the true seed of honour! and how much

Picked from the chaff and ruin of the times,
To be new varnished.

MERCHANT OF VENICE. Act 11. Scene 9.



Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.—Ps. cxlvi. 3.

Thus saith the Lord, Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. 2 –JER. xvii. 5.

Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils.

Is. ii. 22.

O, momentary grace of mortal man,
Which we more hunt for than the grace of God!
Who builds his hope in air of your fair looks,

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Lives like a drunken sailor on a mast:
Ready with every nod to tumble down
Into the fatal bowels of the deep.

King RICHARD III. Act III. Scene 4.

An habitation giddy and unsure,
Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart.
KING HENRY IV. (2d part). Act 1 Scene 3.

He that depends
Upon your favours swims with fins of lead,
And hews down oaks with rushes. Hang ye!

Trust ye?
With every minute you do change a mind;
And call him noble that was now your hate, -
Him vile that was your garland. *

CORIOLANTS. Act I. Scene 1,

Poor wretches, that depend
On greatness' favour, dream,
Wake, and find nothing.

CYMBELINE Act v. Scene 4.

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He is the image and glory of God -1 Cor. xi. 7.

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