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Page 79 - In brief, acquit thee bravely ; play the man. Look not on pleasures as they come, but go. Defer not the least virtue : life's poor span Make not an ell, by trifling in thy woe. If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains : If well, the pain doth fade, the joy remains.
Page 79 - Sum up at night what thou hast done by day; And in the morning, what thou hast to do. Dress and undress thy soul : mark the decay And growth of it : if with thy watch, that too Be down, then wind up both ; since we shall be Most surely judged, make thy accounts agree.
Page 60 - ... not : therefore from suretyship, as from a manslayer or enchanter, bless thyself ; for the best profit and return will be this, that if thou force him for whom thou art bound, to pay it himself, he will become thy enemy ; if thou use to pay it thyself, thou wilt be a beggar...
Page 39 - Certainly if a man will keep but of even hand, his ordinary expenses ought to be but to the half of his receipts, and, if he think to wax rich, but to the third part.
Page 51 - Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep ; so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
Page 74 - Art thou a Magistrate ? then be severe : If studious ; copy fair what time hath blurr'd ; Redeem truth from his jaws : if Soldier, Chase brave employments with a naked sword Throughout the world. Fool not ; for all may have, If they dare try, a glorious life, or grave.
Page 51 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Page 78 - Shoots higher much than he that means a tree. A grain of glory mixt with humblenefs Cures both a fever and lethargicnefs.
Page 78 - Calmness is great advantage : he that lets Another chafe, may warm him at his fire : Mark all his wanderings, and enjoy his frets ; As cunning fencers suffer heat to tire.