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Let's teach ourselves that honourable stop,
Not to outsport discretion.

OTHELLO. Act II. Scene 3.

The sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness,
And in the taste confounds the appetite,
Therefore love moderately.

ROMEO AND JULIET. Act 11. Scene 6.

LXXV.

THE LOVE OF MONEY THE ROOT OF ALL

EVIL.

But they that will be rich fall into temptation, and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil.—1 Tim. vi. 9, 10.

The deceitfulness of riches chokes the word, and he becometh unfruitful.-Matt. xiii. 22.

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; . . . and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Col. iii. 5. Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.? :

1 Mark x. 21-23; 2 Tim. iv, 10.

Matt. xxvi. 14, 15.

How quickly nature
Falls to revolt, when gold becomes her object.

KING HENRY IV. (2d part). Act iv. Scene 4.

Avarice
Grows with more pernicious root
Than summer-seeding lust.

MACBETH. Act iv. Scene 3.

Gold! yellow, glittering, precious gold,
... will make black, white; foul, fair;
Wrong, right; base, noble; old, young; coward,
valiant:

Why, this
Will lug your priests and servants from your sides ;
Pluck stout men's pillows from below their heads:
This yellow slave
Will knit and break religions; bless the accurs'd;
Make the hoar leprosy ador'd; place thieves,
And give them title, knee, and approbation,...
With senators on the bench.

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. This it is That makes the wappen'd widow wed again; She, whom the spital-house and ulcerous sores Would cast the gorge at, this embalms and spices To the April day again.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act iv. Scene 3.

There is thy gold; worse poison to men's souls;
Doing more murders in this loathsome world
Than these poor compounds that thou may'st not

sell;
I sell thee poison, thou hast sold me none.*

ROMEO AND JULIET.

Act v. Scene 1.

O thou sweet king-killer, and dear divorce
'Twixt natural son and sire! thou bright defiler
Of Hymen's purest bed! thou valiant Mars !
Thou ever young, fresh, loved, and delicate wooer
That lies on Dian's lap! thou visible god,
That solder'st close impossibilities,
And mak’st them kiss! that speak’st with every

tongue
To every purpose! O thou touch of hearts !
Think, thy slave man rebels; and by thy virtue
Set them into confounding odds, that beasts
May have the world in empire.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act iv. Scene 3.

* Spoken to an apothecary.

LXXVI.

MORAL CONFLICT.

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”—GAL. v. 17.

Within the infant rind of this small flower
Poison hath residence, and medicine power;
For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each

part;
Being tasted, slays all senses with the heart.
Two such opposed foes encampt them still
In man as well as herbs-grace and rude will ;
And, where the worser is predominant,
Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.

ROMEO AND JULIET.

Act 11. Scene 3.

The flesh being proud, desire doth fight with grace.
For there it revels; and when that decays,
The guilty rebel for remission prays.—POEMS.

1 Rom. vii. 19, 22, 23; John iii. 6, 7; Rom. viii. 6, 7.

LXXVII.

SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS.

And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. — Is. vi. 9.

The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”—John i. 5.

What an infinite mock is this, that a man should have the best use of his eyes to see the way of blindness !-CYMBELINE. Act v. Scene 4.

LXXVIII.

THE SOOTHING EFFECTS OF MUSIC.

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.—1 Sam. xvi. 23.

Acts xxviii, 25-27; Rom. xi. 8.

1 Cor. ii. 14; John iii. 19.

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