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I would I had some flowers o' the spring, that might
A LOVER'S COMMENDATION.
do it ever: when you sing, I'd have you buy and sell so; so give alms; Pray so; and, for the ordering your affairs, To sing them too: When you do dance, I wish you A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still, still so, and own No other function: Each your doing, So singular in each particular, Crowns what you are doing in the present deeds, That all your acts are queens.
He says, he loves my daughter: I think so too; for never gaz'd the moon
Upon the water, as he'll stand, and read,
PRESENTS LIGHTLY REGARDED BY REAL LOVERS.
Pol. How now, fair shepherd ? Your heart is full of something, that does take Your mind from feasting. Sooth, when I was And handed love, as you do, I was wont (young, To load my she with knacks: I would have ransack'd The pedlar's silken treasury, and have pour'd it To her acceptance: you have let him go, And nothing marted* with him: if your lass Interpretation should abuse; and call this Your lack of love, or bounty: you were straitedt For a reply, at least, if you make a care Of happy holding her. Flo.
Old sir, I know She prizes not such trifles as these are: The gifts, she looks from me, are pack'd and lock'd Up in my heart; which I have giyen already, But not deliver'd.—0, hear me breathe
life Before this ancient sir, who, it should seem, Hath some time lov’d: I take thy hand; this hand, As soft as dove's down, and as white as it; Or Ethiopian's tooth, or the fann'd snow, That’s bolted by the northern blasts twice o'er. A FATHER THE BEST GUEST AT HIS SON'S NUPTIALS.
Pot. Methinks, a father Is, at the nuptial of his son, a guest That best becomes the table. Pray you, once more: * Bought, trafficked.
+ Put to difficulties. # The sieve used to separate flour from bran is called a bolting-cloth.
Is not your father grown incapable
No, good sir:
By my white beard, You offer him, if this be so, a wrong Something unfilial: Reason, my son, Should choose himself a wife; but as good reason, The father (all whose joy is nothing else But fair posterity,) should hold some counsel In such a business.
I was not much afeard: for once, or twice,
LOVE CEMENTED BY PROSPERITY, BUT LOOSENED BY
ADVERSITY. Prosperity's the very bond of love; Whose fresh complexion and whose heart together Affliction alters.
WONDER PROCEEDING FROM SUDDEN JOY. There was speech in their dumbness, language
* Talk over his affairs.
in their very gesture: they looked, as they had heard of a world ransomed, or one destroyed: A notable passion of wonder appeared in them: but the wisest beholder, that knew no more but seeing, could not say, if the importance* were joy, or sorrow: but in the extremity of the one, it must ' needs be.
What was he, that did make it?-See, my lord, Would
not deem, it breath'd ? and that those Did verily bear blood ?
Masterly done: The very life seems warm upon her lip.
Leon. The fixure of her eye has motion in'tt, As we are mock'd with art. Still, methinks There is an air comes from her; What fine chisel Could ever yet cut breath? Let no man mock me, For I will kiss her.
A WIDOW COMPARED TO A TURTLE. I, an old turtle, Will wing me to some wither'd bough; and there My mate, that's never to be found again, Lament till I am lost.
• The thing imported. tie. Though her eye be fixed, it seems to have motion in it.
Good den*, sir Richard, --God-a-mercy, fellon ;-
§ My traveled fop.