John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Thomas Dekker. (15701632)
A wise man poor Is like a sacred book that s never read, To himself he lives, and to all else seems dead. This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdoms school.
Old Fortunatus. 2
And though mine arm should conquer twenty worlds, There s a lean fellow beats all conquerors.
Old Fortunatus. 3
The best of men That eer wore earth about him was a sufferer; A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit, The first true gentleman that ever breathed. 1
The Honest Whore. Part i. Act i. Sc. 12. 4
I was neer so thrummed since I was a gentleman. 2
The Honest Whore. Part i. Act iv. Sc. 2. 5
This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate. 3
The Honest Whore. Part i. Act iv. Sc. 4. 6
We are neer like angels till our passion dies.
The Honest Whore. Part ii. Act i. Sc. 2. 7
Turn over a new leaf. 4
The Honest Whore. Part ii. Act ii. Sc. 1. 8
To add to golden numbers golden numbers.
Patient Grissell. Act i. Sc. 1. 9
Honest labour bears a lovely face.
Patient Grissell. Act i. Sc. 1.
Note 1. Of the offspring of the gentilman Jafeth come Habraham, Moyses, Aron, and the profettys; also the Kyng of the right lyne of Mary, of whom that gentilman Jhesus was borne.Juliana Berners: Heraldic Blazonry. [ back] Note 2. See Shakespeare, King John, Quotation 10. [ back] Note 3. Cæsar said he loved the treason, but hated the traitor. Plutarch: Life of Romulus. [ back]
Note 4. See Middleton, Quotation 25. [ back]