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bullets of the brain, awe a man from the career of his humour?
Royal Favourites compared to Honeysuckles.
Bid her steal into the pleached bower,
Beatrice's disdainful manner described.
Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes,
All matter else seems weak; she cannot love,
I never yet saw man,
How wise, how noble, young, how rarely featured,
If speaking, why a vane blown with all winds:
Beatrice's awakened love for Benedick.
What fire is in mine ears? Can this be true?
O what authority and show of truth
Can cunning sin cover itself withal!
Innocence confirmed by the Countenance.
I have mark'd
A thousand blushing apparitions start
I know not if they speak but truth of her, These hands shall tear her; if they wrong her honour, The proudest of them shall well hear of it.
Time hath not yet so dried this blood of mine,
Nor age so eat up my
Nor fortune made such havoc of my means,
The Desire of a beloved Object heightened by its Loss.
That what we have we prize not to the worth,
And every lovely organ of her life
Shall come apparell❜d in more precious habit,
Into the eye and prospect of his soul,
Than when she lived indeed.
Manhood is melted into courtesies, valour into compliment, and men are only turned into tongue, and trim ones too; he is now as valiant as Hercules, that only tells a lie, and swears it.
Counsel ineffectual in Misfortune.
Can counsel, and speak comfort to that grief
† In consequence of.
Which they themselves not feel; but, tasting it,
To be so moral, when he shall endure
Satire on the Stoic Philosophers.
What man! I know them, yea,
And what they weigh, even to the utmost scruple;
The wolves have prey'd ; and look, the gentle day, Before the wheels of Phoebus, round about
Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray.
TAMING OF THE SHREW.
Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua, has two daughters, Katharina and Bianca. For the hand of the latter, Gremio and Hortensio are suitors; Baptista, however, declines to assent to Bianca's marriage till her elder sister, Katharina, the Shrew, has obtained a husband. Lucentio, a gentleman of Pisa, arrives in Padua, and falls in love with Bianca, and, in order to urge his suit, he disguises himself as a schoolmaster, and undertakes to become her instructor. In this assumed character he avows his passion, and after telling her that he is Lucentio, woos and marries her. Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, has, in the meantime, with the consent of Baptista, proffered his love to Katharina, and, after an uncouth courtship, they are married. The chief action of the play consists in the efforts made by Petruchio to curb the wild temper of his wife; in this he is at length completely successful, and she becomes a model of obedience. The play concludes with an animated speech from Katharina on the duties of wives to their husbands.
THY hounds shall make the welkin answer them, And fetch shrill echoes from the hollow earth.
Dost thou love pictures? we will fetch thee straight Adonis painted by a running brook :
And Cytherea all in sedges hid:
Which seem to move and wanton with her breath.
Even as the waving sedges play with wind.