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XXVI

LIVING FOR THE PRAISE OF MEN

CENSURED.

How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only ?-JOHN v. 44.

They loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.—John xii. 43.

To have respect of persons is not good; for, for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

Prov. xxviii. 21.

Glory grows guilty of detested crimes;
When for fame's sake, for praise, an outward part,
We bend to that the working of the heart.*

Love's Labour's Lost. Act iv. Scene 1.

Worse than the sun in March,
This praise doth nourish agues.

KING HENRY IV. (1st part). Act iv. Scene 1.

1 Rom. ii. 29; Heb. xi. 27.
* This earthly world; where to do harm,

Is often laudable ; to do good, sometime,
Accounted dangerous folly.

MACBETH. Act iv. Scene 2.

XXVII.

FORGIVENESS.

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your father forgive your trespasses.—Matt. vi. 14, 15.

When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.—MARK xi. 25.

And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.—Eph. iv. 32.

For he shall have judgment without mercy that hath shewed no mercy.2_James ii. 13.

Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any : even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.—Col. iii. 13.

I pardon him as God shall pardon me.

King RICHARD II. Act v. Scene 3.

1 Matt. xviii. 21, 22; Luke xvii. 4. 2 Matt. xviii. 34, 35; Lev. xix. 18.

The power that I have on you, is to spare you;
The malice towards you, to forgive you.

CYMBELINE. Act v. Scene 5.
I as free forgive, as I would be forgiven.

King HENRY VIII. Act II. Scene 1.

How shalt thou hope for mercy, rendering none ?

MERCHANT OF VENICE. Act iv. Scene 1.

XXVIII.

FREE WILL See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.

Deut. xxx. 15, 19. He hath set fire and water before thee, stretch forth thy hand unto whither thou wilt. — Ecclus. xv. 16.

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.

ALL'S WELL THAT Ends WELL. Act 1. Scene 1. 1 Deut. xi. 26-28. Jer. xxi. 8; Is. i. 19, 20.

Men at some time are masters of their fates ; .
The fault is not in our stars,
But in ourselves.—JULIUS CÆSAR. Act 1. Scene 2.

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FRIENDS FORSAKING POVERTY AND

ADVERSITY. The poor is hated even of his own neighbour ; but the rich hath many friends.—Prov. xiv. 20.

My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.—Ps. xxxviii. 11.

Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour. All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him ? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.—Prov. xix. 4, 7.

A poor man being down is thrust away by his friends.—Ecclus. xiii. 21.

The great man down, you mark, his favourite flies.

HAMLET. Act III. Scene 2.

Where you are liberal of your loves, and councils,
Be sure, you be not loose : for those you make your

friends,

And give your hearts to, when they once perceive
The least rub in your fortunes, fall away
Like water from ye, never found again
But where they mean to sink ye.

KING HENRY VIII. Act 11. Scene 1.

As we do turn our backs
From our companion, thrown into his grave:
So his familiars to his buried fortunes
Slink all away ; leave their false vows with him
Like empty purses pick'd; and his poor self,
A dedicated beggar to the air,
With his disease of all-shunnid poverty,
Walks, like contempt, alone.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act iv. Scene 2.

'Tis certain, greatness, once fallen out with fortune,
Must fall out with men too: what the declined is,
He shall as soon read in the eyes of others,
As feel in his own fall; for men, like butterflies,
Shew not their mealy wings, but to the summer.

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Act 111. Scene 3.

That, sir, which serves and seeks for gain,

And follows but for form,
Will pack when it begins to rain,
And leave thee in the storm.

King LEAR. Act. 11. Scene 4.

When fortune, in her shift and change of mood, Spurns down her late beloved; all his dependants,

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