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Description of Dover Cliff.

How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's Eyes so low ! The Crows and Choughs, that wing the midway Air, Shew scarce so gross as Beetles. Half way down Hangs one that gathers Samphire; dreadful Trade! -Methinks he seems no bigger than his Head. The Fisher-men that walk


the Beach
Appear like Mce; and yon tall Anchoring Bark
Diminih'd to her Cock; her Cock, a Buoy
Almost too small for fight. The murmuring Surge,
That on th’unnumber'd idle Pebble chates,
Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more,
Left my Brain turn, and the deficient Sight
Topple down headlong.

Edgar. Ibid.

Preferment. 'Tis the Curse of Service; Preferment goes by Letter, and Affe&tion, And not by old Gradation, where each second Stood Heir to th' first. Fago. Othello Moor of Venice.

Content in Riches.

Poor, and content, is rich; and rich enough;
But Riches fineless, is as poor as Winter,
To him that ever fears he Thall be

poor. Fago. Ibid.

Barge. Eno. The Barge lhe sat in, like a burnish'd Throne Burnt on the Water; the Poop was beaten Gold, Purple the Sails, and so perfumed, that The Winds were Love-lick. With them the Oars were Silver,



Which to the Tune of Flutes kept stroke, and made
The Water, which they beat, to follow faster,
As amorous of their Strokes. For her own Person,
It beggar'd all Description ; she did lye
In her Pavillion, Cloth of Gold, of Tissue,
O'er picturing that Venus, where we fee
The Fancy out-work Nature. On each side her
Stood pretty dimpled Boys, like smiling Cupids,
With divers-colour'd Fans, whose Wind did seem
To glow the delicate Checks which they did cool,
And what they undid, did.

Agrippa. Oh rare for Antony.

Enobarbus. Her Gentlewomen, like the Nereides, So many Mermaids tended her i’ th’Eyes, And made their bends adornings. At the Helm, A seeming Mermaid steers ; the filken Tackles Swell with the Touches of those flower-soft Handsg That yearly frame the Office. From the Barge A strange invisible Perfume hics the Sense Of the adjacent Wharfs. The City caft Her People out upon her; and Antony, Enthron’d i' th’Market-place, did sit alone, Whistling to th' Air ; which, but for vacancy, Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too, And made a Gap in Nature. Antony and Cleopatras

Fortune forms our Judgments.
I see Mens: Judgments are
A Parcel of their Fortunes, and Things outward
Do draw the inward Quality after them
To suffer alt alike.

Eno. Ibide
Mine Honesty, and I, begin to square ;
The Loyalty well held to Fools, does make
Our Faith meer Folly ; yet he that can endure
To follow with Allegiance a falln Lord,


Do's conquer him that did his Master conquer,
And earns a Place i' th' Story.

Eno. Ibid,

On Gold.

"Tis Gold Which buys Admittance, oft it doth, yea, and makes Diana's Rangers false themselves, and yield up Their Deer to th' Stand of the Stealer. And'tis Gold Which makes the True Man killd, and faves the Thief; Nay, sometimes hangs both Thief and True-Man: What Can it not do, and undo? Cymbeline, Cloten.


No, 'tis Slander, Whofe Edge is sharper than the Sword, whose Tongue Out-venoms all the Worms of Nile, whose Breath Rides on the posting Winds, and doth belye All Corners of the World. Kings, Queens, and States, Maids, Matrons, nay the Secrets of the Grave, This viperous Slander enters.

Pifanio. Ibid.

Melancholy. Oh Melancholy ! Who ever yet could found thy Bottom? Find The Ooze, to shew what Coast thy fluggish Care, Might easiliest harbour in! Thou blessed Thing. Jove knows what Man thou might'l have made; but ah!" Thou dy'dlt, a mofe rare Boy, of Me ancholy.

Bellarins. Ibid.

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Authority of a Father.
Advantage of a Medium in Fortune,
Aktions Great, forgot unless continu’da
Appearance, not to Chufe by it.

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Death or to Die.
Description of Night by the Fairy.
Description of an English Army.
Description of a Battle.
Defcription of State Murmurs,
Description of a Publick Entry.
Description of a Desperate Army.
Description of an Apothecary's Shop
Description of Dover-Cliff.
Defcription of Swimming in a Stormi.
Deceit of Ornament.
Duty of the Wife to ber Husband,
Different Degrees of Men,

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