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Do not call it sin in me,
THE POWER OF LOVE.
But love, first learned in a lady's eyes,
That show, contain, and nourish all the world;
JEST AND JESTER.
Your task shall be
wit To enforce the pained impotent to smile. [death?
Biron, To move wild laughter in the throat of It cannot be; it is impossible: Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.
Ros. Why, that's the way to chokea gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.
And lady-smocks all silver-white,
Do paint the meadows with delight,
And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Unpleasing to a married ear!
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into the hall,
And milk comes frozen home in pail,
- And coughing drowns the parson's saw, And birds sit brooding in the snow,
And Marian's nose looks red and raw,
Joan doth keel the pot.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
VIRTUE GIVEN TO BE EXERTED.
HEAVEN doth with us, as we with torches do;
+ Wild appleg.
Asif we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd,
THE CONSEQUENCE OF LIBERTY INDULGED. As surfeit is the father of much fast,
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.
ELOQUENCE AND BEAUTY.
PARDON THE SANCTION OF WICKEDNESS.
A SEVERE GOVERNOR.
Lord Angelo is precise; Stands at a guard || with envy; scarce confesses That his blood flows, or that his appetite Is more to bread than stone: Hence shall we see. If power change purpose, what our seemers be.
* For high purposes.
+ Interest. * Voraciously devour.
I On his defence.
Our doubts are traitors,
THE PRAYERS OF MAIDEN'S EFFECTUAL.
ALL MEN FRAIL.
Let but your honour know + (Whom I believe to be most straight in virtue), That, in the working of your own affections, Had time coherd with place, or place with wishing, Or that the resolute acting of your
blood Could have attain'd the effect of your own purpose, Whether you had not sometime in
life Errd in this point which now you censure him, And pull'd the law upon you.
THE FAULTS OF OTHERS NO JUSTIFICATION OF OUR OWN.
'Tis one thing to be tempted, Escalus,
made to justice, That justice seizes. What know the laws, +Examine.