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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 68
 
 
William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
729
    And rail’d on Lady Fortune in good terms,
In good set terms.
          As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
730
    And then he drew a dial from his poke,
And looking on it with lack-lustre eye,
Says very wisely, “It is ten o’clock:
Thus we may see,” quoth he, “how the world wags.”
          As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
731
    And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe,
And then from hour to hour we rot and rot;
And thereby hangs a tale. 1
          As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
732
    My lungs began to crow like chanticleer,
That fools should be so deep-contemplative;
And I did laugh sans intermission
An hour by his dial.
          As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
733
    Motley ’s the only wear.
          As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
734
    If ladies be but young and fair,
They have the gift to know it; and in his brain,
Which is as dry as the remainder biscuit
After a voyage, he hath strange places cramm’d
With observation, the which he vents
In mangled forms.
          As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
735
    I must have liberty
Withal, as large a charter as the wind,
To blow on whom I please.
          As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
736
    The “why” is plain as way to parish church.
          As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
737
    Under the shade of melancholy boughs,
Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time;
If ever you have look’d on better days,
If ever been where bells have knoll’d to church,
If ever sat at any good man’s feast.
          As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
738
    True is it that we have seen better days.
          As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
 
Note 1.
The same in The Taming of the Shrew, act iv. sc. 1; in Othello, act iii. sc. 1; in The Merry Wives of Windsor, act i. sc. 4; and in As You Like It, act ii. sc. 7. Francis Rabelais: book v. chap. iv. [back]
 

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