Reference > Quotations > John Bartlett, comp. > Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. > Page 130
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · AUTHOR INDEX · CONCORDANCE INDEX
John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 130
 
 
William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
1516
    Beware
Of entrance to a quarrel; but being in,
Bear ’t that the opposed may beware of thee.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.
1517
    Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.
1518
    Springes to catch woodcocks.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.
1519
    When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul
Lends the tongue vows.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.
1520
    Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.
1521
    Ham. The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold.
Hor. It is a nipping and an eager air.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 4.
1522
    But to my mind, though I am native here
And to the manner born, it is a custom
More honoured in the breach than the observance.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 4.
1523
    Angels and ministers of grace, defend us!
Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn’d,
Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell,
Be thy intents wicked or charitable,
Thou comest in such a questionable shape
That I will speak to thee: I ’ll call thee Hamlet,
King, father, royal Dane: O, answer me!
Let me not burst in ignorance, but tell
Why thy canonized bones, hearsed in death,
Have burst their cerements; why the sepulchre,
Wherein we saw thee quietly inurn’d,
 

CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · AUTHOR INDEX · CONCORDANCE INDEX
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors