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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
652
    O father Abram! what these Christians are,
Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect
The thoughts of others!
          The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.
653
    Mislike me not for my complexion,
The shadow’d livery of the burnish’d sun.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 1.
654
    The young gentleman, according to Fates and Destinies and such odd sayings, the Sisters Three and such branches of learning, is indeed deceased; or, as you would say in plain terms, gone to heaven.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.
655
    The very staff of my age, my very prop.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.
656
    It is a wise father that knows his own child.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.
657
    An honest exceeding poor man.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.
658
    Truth will come to sight; murder cannot be hid long.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.
659
    In the twinkling of an eye.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.
660
    And the vile squeaking of the wry-necked fife.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 5.
661
    All things that are,
Are with more spirit chased than enjoy’d.
How like a younker or a prodigal
The scarfed bark puts from her native bay,
Hugg’d and embraced by the strumpet wind!
How like the prodigal doth she return,
With over-weather’d ribs and ragged sails,
Lean, rent, and beggar’d by the strumpet wind!
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 6.
662
    Must I hold a candle to my shames?
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 6.
663
    But love is blind, and lovers cannot see
The pretty follies that themselves commit.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 6.
664
    All that glisters is not gold. 1
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 7.
665
    Young in limbs, in judgment old.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 7.
666
    Even in the force and road of casualty.
          The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 9.
 
Note 1.
See Chaucer, Quotation 40. [back]
 

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