I could be well moved if I were as you; If I could pray to move, prayers would move me; But I am constant as the northern star, Of whose true fixd and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament. Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 58.
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot in sea and one on shore; To one thing constant never. Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 64. See also Thos. PercyThe Friar of Orders Gray.
If ever thou shalt love, In the sweet pangs of it remember me; For such as I am all true lovers are; Unstaid and skittish in all motions else, Save in the constant image of the creature That is belovd. Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 15.
I would have men of such constancy put to sea, that their business might be everything and their intent everywhere; for thats it that always makes a good voyage of nothing. Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 77.
O heaven! were man But constant, he were perfect. That one error Fills him with faults; makes him run through all the sins: Inconstancy falls off ere it begins. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 109.