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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
1542
    O day and night, but this is wondrous strange!
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 5.
1543
    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 5.
1544
    Rest, rest, perturbed spirit!
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 5.
1545
    The time is out of joint: O cursed spite,
That ever I was born to set it right!
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 5.
1546
    The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind,
A savageness in unreclaimed blood.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 1.
1547
    This is the very ecstasy of love.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 1.
1548
    Brevity is the soul of wit. 1
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
1549
    More matter, with less art.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
1550
    That he is mad, ’t is true: ’t is true ’t is pity;
And pity ’t is ’t is true.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
1551
    Find out the cause of this effect,
Or rather say, the cause of this defect,
For this effect defective comes by cause.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
1552
    Doubt thou the stars are fire;
  Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
  But never doubt I love.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
1553
    To be honest as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
1554
    Still harping on my daughter.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
1555
    Pol. What do you read, my lord?
Ham. Words, words, words.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
1556
    They have a plentiful lack of wit.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
1557
    Though this be madness, yet there is method in ’t.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
1558
    On fortune’s cap we are not the very button.
          Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2.
 
Note 1.
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.—Sophocles: Aletes, frag. 99. [back]
 

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