John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Thomas Dekker. (15701632) 2075
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. 2076
I was neer so thrummed since I was a gentleman. 2
The Honest Whore. Part i. Act iv. Sc. 2. 2077
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. 2078
We are neer like angels till our passion dies.
The Honest Whore. Part ii. Act i. Sc. 2. 2079
Turn over a new leaf. 4
The Honest Whore. Part ii. Act ii. Sc. 1. 2080
To add to golden numbers golden numbers.
Patient Grissell. Act i. Sc. 1. 2081
Honest labour bears a lovely face.
Patient Grissell. Act i. Sc. 1.
Joseph Hall. (15741656) 2082
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.
Christian Moderation. Introduction. 2083
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave. 5
Epistles. Dec. iii. Ep. 2. 2084
There is many a rich stone laid up in the bowels of the earth, many a fair pearl laid up in the bosom of the sea, that never was seen, nor never shall be. 6
Contemplations. Book iv. The veil of Moses.
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] Note 5. And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun. Edward Young: Night Thoughts, night v. line 718. [ back]
Note 6. Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark, unfathomed caves of ocean bear. Thomas Gray: Elegy, stanza 14. [ back]