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And fourilh'd after, I'd not do't: but since
The Effects of Jealausy.
Knowledge sometimes hurtful.
be in the cup
A spider steep'd, and one may drink, depart
Calumny. Praise her but for this her without-door form, (Which, on my faith, deserves high speech) and straight
(8) Gorge.] i, e. Throat ; from the French. Hefts, is the same as heavings. The reader will find a paffage fimilar to this in Othello, where that unhappy, deluded man, laments his knowledge of his wife's stolen hours of lust; and observes,
He had been happy, if the gen'ral camp,
The shrug, the hum, or ha! these petty brands,
have said, she's goodly, come between, Ere you can say, she's honeft.
Fortitude and Innocence.
Her. Do, 'not weep, good fools ;
SCENE II. Honesty and Honour..
fi Here's a do, To lock up honesty and honour from The access of gentle visitors!
The Silence of Innocence eloquent.
The silence often of
innocence Persuades, when speaking fails.
Sçene III. Affectionate Child.
To see his nobleness!
Child resembling its Father.
Behold, my lords, Altho' the print be little, the whole matter copy
of the father, eye, nose, lip ; ;'s The trick of his frown, his forehead; nay the valley The pretty dimples of his chin, and cheek, his smiles ; The very mould and frame of hand, nail, finger. And thou, good goddess nature, which haft made it So like to him that got it, if thou hast, The ordering of the mind too, 'mongst all colours No yellow in 't ; left she suspect, as he does, Her children not her husband's.
An Infant to be exposed.
babe! Some powerful spirits instruct the kites and ravens To be thy nurses! wolves and bears, they say, (Casting their savageness aside) have done Ūike offices of pity.
Hermione pleading her Innocence.
To prate and talk for life and honour, 'fore
Came to your court, how I was in your grace,
Leo. Look for no lefs than death.
Her. Sir, spare your threats ; The bug which you would fright me with, I feek. To me can life be no commodity: The crown and comfort of my life, your favour, I do give loft; for I do feel it gone, But know not how it went. My second joy, And firft-fruits of my body, from his presence I am barr'd, like one infectious: my third comfort, Star'd most unluckily, (11) is from my breaft,
(9). Life, I prize it, &c.] Life is to me only grief, and as fuch is considered by me; I would therefore willingly Spare, that is, let it go, or quit the posseffion of it. ).
(10) Have hrain'd.] Mrs. Ford talks of some frain, in her character; and in B. and Fletcher's Custom of the Country, the same expression occurs.
Strain your loves With any base or hir'd persuasions. (11) Star'd most unluckily.] i. e. born under an inau. sfpicious planet. St.
The innocent milk in its most innocent mouth,
Despair of Pardon.
But, O thou tyrant!
(13) I've heard, but not believ'd, the spirits of the dead
May (12) Strength of limit.] I know not well how Arength of limit can mean strength to pass the limits of the childbed chamber," which yet it must mean in this place, unless we read in a more easy phrase, Strength of limb. 7.
(13) See Pastor Fido, Act 1. Sc. 4. In the third Book of Lucan's Pharfalia, there is an elegant description of