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Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit. 29-i. 3.

253. The necessity of mental cultivation.
Now 't is the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted;
Suffer them now, and they 'll o'ergrow the garden,
And choke the herbs for want of husbandry.

22-iii. l. 254.

Mental improvement.
For nature, crescent", does not grow alone
In thews and bulk; but as this temple waxes,
The inward service of the mind and soul
Grows wide withal.

36-i. 3. 255. Mental deformity and virtue. In nature there 's no blemish, but the mind; None can be call’d deform’d, but the unkind; Virtue is beauty; but the beauteous-evil Are empty trunks, o'erflourished by the devil.

4iii. 4. 256. Mental passions, their effects.

The passions of the mind, That have their first conception by mis-dread, Have after-nourishment and life by care; And what was first but fear what might be dones, Grows elder now, and cares it be not donet. 33—i. 2. 257.

Mental conflict.
Conceit and grief an eager combat fight;
What wit sets down, is blotted straight with will;
This is too curious-good, this blunt and ill:
Much like, a press of people at a door,
Throng her inventions, which shall go before. Poems.

Mental anguish.
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased;
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,

Increasing * But fear of what may happen.
• And makes provision that it may not be done.

Raze out the written troubles of the brain,
And with some sweet oblivious antidote
Cleanse the stuffd bosom of the perilous grief,
Which weighs upon the heart.

15—v.3. 259.

Wisdom and learning. Study is like the heaven's glorious sun, That will not be deep search'd with saucy looks; Small have continual plodders ever won, Save base authority from others' books. 8-i. 1.

260. Wisdom, superior to fortune. Wisdom and fortune combating together, If that the former dare but what it can, No chance may shake it.

30iii. ll 261.

Assured wisdom. They say, miracles are past; and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar things, supernatural and causeless. Hence is it, that we make trifles of terrors; ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear *.

11-ii. 3. 262. Reverence due to wisdom. Those that I reverence, those I fear; the wise: At fools I laugh, not fear them.

31-iv. 2.

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of your philosophy you make no use, If you give place to accidental evils.

29-iv. 3. 264.

Wisdom and folly. To be generous, guiltless, and of free disposition, is to take those things for bird-boltsy, that you deem cannon-bullets. There is no slander in an allowed fool, though he do nothing but rail; nor no railing in a known discreet man, though he do nothing but Teprove.

4-i. 5. Ordinary. * Fear means here, the object of fear. y Short arrows.


265. Wise men superior to woes.
Wise men ne'er wail their present woes,
But presently prevent the ways to wail.
To fear the foe, since fear oppresseth strength,
Gives, in your weakness, strength unto your foe,
And so your follies fight against yourself. 17-iii. 2.

266. Every place a home to the wise.
All places, that the eye of heaven visits,
Are to a wise man ports and happy havens2:
Teach thy necessity to reason thus;
There is no virtue like necessity.

17-i. 3. 267.

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
Which we ascribe to heaven: the fated sky
Gives us free scope; only, doth backward pull
Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull.

11-i. 1. 268.

Daringness. O, what men dare do! what men may do! what men daily do! not knowing what they do! 6-iv. 1. 269.

By how much unexpected, by so much
We must awake endeavour for defence;
For courage mounteth with occasion. 16-ii. 1.

The same.
Let me take away the harms I fear,
Nor fear still to be taken.

34-i. 4. 271.

The same.

Steel thy fearful thoughts, And change misdoubt to resolution. 22-iii. 1.

272. Courage and cowardice. Turn head, and stop pursuit: for coward dogs Most spend their mouths, when what they seem to

threaten, Runs far before them.

20—ii. 4, * Tit. i. 15.

Waste, exhaust.

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Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once. 29—ii. 2.


False valour.
What valour were it, when a cur doth grin,
For one to thrust his hand between his teeth,
When he might spurn him with his foot away


23-i. 4. 275. Patience and cowardice compared. That which in mean men we entitle-patience, Is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.

17–i. 2. 276. Knowledge to be communicated.

That man-how dearly ever parted,
How much in having, or without, or in, -
Cannot make boast to have that which he hath,
Nor feels not what he owes, but by reflection;
As when his virtues shining upon others
Heat them, and they retort that heat again
To the first giver.

26-iii. 3. 277.

The same.
The beauty that is borne here in the face,
The bearer knows not, but commends itself
To others' eyes: nor doth the eye

(That most pure spirit of sense) behold itself,
Not going from itself; but eye to eye opposed
Salutes each other with each other's form.
For speculation turns not to itself,
Till it hath travell’d, and is married there,
Where it may see itself.

26—iii. 3. 278.

The same. No man is the lord of anything (Though in and of him there be much consisting), Till he communicate his parts to others: Nor doth he of himself know them for aught, Till he behold them form'd in the applause,

• Excellently endowed.

Where they ’re extended; which, like an arch, re

The voice again; or, like a gate of steel,
Fronting the sun, receives and renders back
His figure and his heat.

26-iii. 3. 279.

Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds
Where it should guard.

22–1.2. 280.

The same.

The sleeping, and the dead, Are but as pictures: 't is the eye of childhood, That fears a painted devil.

15-ii. 2. 281.

The power of fear.
Fear, and be slain; no worse can come, to fight:
And fight and die, is death destroying death;
Where fearing dying, pays death servile breath.

17-iii. 2. 282.

Furiousness of fear.

To be furious,
Is, to be frighted out of fear: and, in that mood,
The dove will peck the estridgec:

When valour preys on reason,
It eats the sword it fights with.

30—üi. 11. 283.

Fear unfits for action. The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed, And extreme fear can neither fight nor fly, But coward-like with trembling terror die. Poems. 284. The effects of fear and sloth.

Ebbing men, Most often do so near the bottom run, By their own fear, or sloth.

1-ii. 1. 285. Timidity and self-confidence.

Blind Fear, that seeing Reason leads, finds safer footing than blind Reason stumbling without Fear.

26-iii. 2. Ostrich.

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