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To persevere In obstinate condolement,* is a course Of impious stubbornness; 'tis unmanly grief: It shows a will most incorrectt to heaven; A heart unfortified, or mind impatient; An understanding simple and unschool’d. I 36-i. 2. 15
Blessed be those,
31-i. 7. 16
Intemperance. As surfeit is the father of much fast, So every scope by the immoderate use Turns to restraint: Our natures do pursue (Like rats that ravin|| down their proper bane) A thirsty evil, and when we drink, we die. 5---i. 3.
Elevation, exposed to censure.
Human actions viewed by Heaven.
If pow’rs divine
* Condolement, for sorrow. | Incorrect, for untutored. | 1 Thess. iv. 13.
§ 1 Tim. vi.6. | Voraciously devour. | Inquisitions, inquiries.
Certainty of Death.
29-iii. 1. 20
The value of Virtue. The honour of a maid is her name; and no legacy is so rich as honesty.
11-iii. 5. 21
The service of the foot Being once gangrened, is not then respected For what before it was.
28-iii. 1. 22
Durability of Fame. Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives, Live register'd upon our brazen tombs, And then grace us in the disgrace of death; When, spite of cormorant devouring Time, Th' endeavour of this present breath may buy That honour, which shall bate his scythe's keen edge, And make us heirs of all eternity.*
8-i. 1. Honours not hereditary.
Honours best thrive,
24-jii. 4. Submission to Providence. I do find it cowardly and vile,
*i.e. Through all succeeding ages.
For fear of what might fall, so to prevent*
29-v. 1. 26
The love of Novelty. There is so great a fever on goodness, that the dissolution of it must cure it: novelty is only in request; and it is as dangerous to be aged in any kind of course, as it is virtuous to be constant in any undertaking. There is scarce truth enough alive, to make societies secure; but security enough to make fellowships accursed: much upon this riddle runs the wisdom of the world.
5iii. 2. 27
Miracles and means.
Miracles are ceased; And therefore we must needs admit the means, How things are perfected.
20-i. 1. 28
The apprehension of evils.
31-i. 7. 29
I hold it cowardice To rest mistrustful, where a noble heart Hath pawn'd an open hand in sign of love.
23-iv. 2. 30
The effects of Sorrow.
* To anticipate.
34-i. 1. 32
Pride's mirror. He, that is proud, eats' up himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.
26-ii. 3. 33
Nature and Art. Labouring art can never ransom nature From her unaidable estate.
Nature is made better by no mean, But nature makes that mean : so, o'er that art, Which, you say, adds to nature, is an art, That nature makes. You see, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock; And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race: This is an art Which does mend nature,—change it rather: but The art itself is nature. 11-ii. 1. & 13-iv. 3. 34
The greatest are misthought
5-iii. 2. 36
Custom, supreme in its power.
28-ii. 3. Hardened impiety. When we in our viciousness grow hard, (O misery on't !) the wise gods seelg our eyes ;
* Reverberates. 1 Overlook.
| Merits, or demerits. s Close up.
In our own filth drop our clear judgments; make us
30—ii. 11. 38
24-iv. 3. 39
Virtue contrasted with Vice. What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted ? Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
22-iii. 2. 40 The wretchedness of human dependence.
O how wretched
25-iii. 2. 41 Prayers denied, often profitable.
We, ignorant of ourselves,
30—ii. 1. 42
Lamentation. Moderate lamentation is the right of the excessive grief the enemy to the living. I 11-i. 1.
43 Recreation, a preventive of Melancholy. Sweet recreation barr'd, what doth ensue, But moody and dull Melancholy, (Kinsman to grim and comfortless Despair ;) And, at her heels, a huge infectious troop Of pale distemperature, and foes to life? 14-v. 1.
* Rom. i. 28. 2 Thess. ii. 11. Isa. xliv. 20.
| Timorous thought and cautious disquisition are the dull at. tendants on delay.
| Eph. vi. 14. § Ps. cxviii. 9. Isa. xiv. 12 Jas. iv. 3. IT Prov. xv. 13.