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Nor how to use your brothers brotherly;
[Nor how to study for the people's welfare;]
Nor how to shrowd yourself from enemies ?

3. Henry VI. Act 4 Scene 3. The word degrade in its peculiar sense of depriving of a degree „by solemn process,“ is applicable to „knights“, „clerks“ etc., but not; I think, ever to king's; therefore the word used by Warwick, may be considered insulting, for, he applies to a king a word which should be applied only to his subjects : but the word may be taken, in this passage, as equivalent to deposed. In our law books it is said that degradation is otherwise called deposition; and in former times, the degrading a clerk was no more than a displacing or suspension from his office: but the Canonists have since distinguished between a deposition and a degradation; the one being non used as a greater punishment than the other, because the Bishop takes from the criminal all the Badges of his order etc.

We your Highness most loving, faithful, and obedient subjects, understanding the very truth

Host. Cheater, call you him? I will bar no honest man my house, nor no cheater: But I do not love swaggering: by my troth, I am the worse, when one says swagger: feel, masters, how I shake; look you, I warrant you.

So you do, hostess.

Host. Do I? yea, in very truth, do I, an 'twere an aspen leaf: I cannot abide swaggerers.

2. Henry IV. Act 2 Scene 4.

Laun. To be brief, the very truth is, that the Jew having done me wrong, doth cause me, as my father, being I hope an old man, shall frutity unto you,

Gob. I have here a dish of doves that I would bestow upon your worship; and my suit is,

In very brief, the suit is impertinent to myself, as your wor-


ship shall know by this honest old man; and, though I say it, though old man, yet, poor man, my father.

Merchant of Venice Act 2 Scene 2.

Do you call me fool?

As I am mad, I do:
If you 'll be patient, I 'll no more be mad;
That cures us both. I am much sorry, sir,
You put me to forget a lady's manners,
By being so verbal: and learn now, for all,
That I, which know my heart, do here pronounce,
By the very truth of it, I care not for you;
And am so near the lack of charity,
(To accuse myself,) I hate you: which I had rather
You felt, than make 't my boast.

Cymbeline Act 2 Scene 3. of the state of matrimony between the two most excellent princes of most worthy memory,

Grunio. Tell thou the tale : But hadst thou not crossed me, thou shouldst have heard how her horse fell, and she under her horse; thou shouldst have heard, in how miry a place : how she was bemoiled; how he left her with the horse upon her; how he beat me, because her horse stumbled; how she waded through the dirt, to pluck him off me; how we swore; how she prayed that never pray'd before; how I cried; how the horses ran away; how her bridle was burst; how I lost my crupper; with many things of worthy memory; which now shall die in oblivion, and thou return unexperienced to thy grave.

Taming the Shrew Act 4 Scene 1. King Henry the Eighth and Queen Katherine, his loving, godly, and lawful wife, your Highness lawful father and mother, cannot but think ourselves most bounden, both by our duty of allegiance to your Majesty, and of conscience towards God, to shew unto your Highness, first, how that the same matrimony, being contracted, solemnized and consummated, by the agreement and assent of both their most noble parents, by the counsel and advice of the most wise and gravest men of both their realms,

F. Peter.
Come, I have found you out a stand most fit,

Where you may have such vantage on the duke,
He shall not pass you: Twice have the trumpets sounded;
The generous and gravest citizens
Have hent the gates, and very near upon
The duke is ent'ring; therefore hence, away.

Measure For Measure Act 4 Scene 6.

1. Cit.
So stood the state, when Henry the Sixth
Was crown'd in Paris but at nine months old.

3. Cit.
Stood the state so? no, no, good friends, God wot;
For then this land was famously enrich'd
With politic grave counsel; then the king
Had virtuous uncles to protect his grace.

Richard III. Act 2 Scene 3. by the deliberate and mature consideration and consent of the best and most notable men in learning, in those days, of Christendom, did even 80 continue by the space of twenty years and more between them, to the pleasure of Almighty God and satisfaction of the world, the joy and comfort of all the subjects of this realm, and to their own repose and good contentment, God giving for a sure token and testimony of his good acceptation of the same,

How did this offer seem received, my lord ?

With good acceptance of his majesty;

Henry V. Act 1 Scene 1. not only godly fruit, your Highness most noble person (whom we beseech the Almighty and everliving God, long to prosper and preserve here amongst us) and other issue also, whom it hath pleased God to take out of this transitory life unto his eternal glory, but also sending us a happier, flourishing and most prosperous common-wealth in all things.

In which said two acts (25. Henry VIII. cap. 22 and 28. Henry VIII. cap. 7) was contained the illegitimations of your most noble person, which your said most noble person being born in so solemn a marriage, so openly approved in the world, and with so good faith both first contrated, and also by so

many years continued between your most noble parents, and the same marriage in very deed


I am made of that self metal as my sister,
And prize me at her worth. In my true heart
I find, she names my very deed of love;
Only she comes too short, that I profess
Myself an enemy to all other joys,
Which the most precious square of sense possesses;
And find, I am alone felicitate

In your dear highness' love. not being prohibited by the law of God, could not by any reason or equity in this case be so spotted.

Believe me, queen, your swarth Cimmerian
Doth make your bonour of his body's hue,
Spotted, detested, and abominable.

Titus Andronicus Act 2 Scene 3.


Minion, your dear lies dead,
And your fate hies apace: Strumpet, I come:
Forth of my heart those charms, thine eyes are blotted;
Thy bed, lust-stain'd, shall with lust's blood be spotted.

Act 3 Scene 3.
Demetrius, I'll avouch it to his head,
Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena,
And won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes,
Devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry,
Upon this spotted and inconstant man.

Midsummer Night's Dream Act 1 Scene 1.

2. Senator.

March, noble lord,
Into our city with thy banners spread:
By decimation, and a tithed death,
(If thy revenges hunger for that food,
Which nature loathes,) take thou the destined tenth;
And by the bazard of the spotted die,
Let die the spotted.

Timon of Athens Act 5 Scene 5.

Make 't thy question, and go rot!

Dost think, I am so muddy, so unsettled,
To appoint myself in this vexation? sully
The purity and whiteness of my sheets,
Which to preserve, is sleep; which being spotted,
Is goads, thorns, nettles, tails or wasps ?

Winter's Tale Act 1 Scene 2.

King Richard.
O villains, vipers, damnd without redemption!
Dogs, easily won to fawn on any man!
Snakes in my heart-blood warm’d, that sting my heart!
Three Judases, each one thrice worse than Judas !
Would they make peace? terrible hell make war
Upon their spotted souls for this offence!

Richard II. Act 3 Scene 2.

And now we your Highness said most loving, faithful, and obedient subjects, of a godly heart and true meaning, freely and frankly, without fear, fancy,

My lord, what is your will?


Pray, chuck, come hither.

What is your pleasure ?


Let me see your eyes;
Look in my face.

What horrible fancy's this?

Act 4 Scene 2.

or any other corrupt motion or sensual affection,

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Jago. If the balance of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality, the blood and baseness of our natures would conduct us to most preposterous conclusions: But we have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts; whereof I take this, that you call love, to be a sect, or scion.

Othello Act 1 Scene 3.

considering that this foresaid marriage had his beginning of God, and by him was continued, and therefore was ever, and is

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