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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
759
    I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad.
          As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 1.
760
    I will scarce think you have swam in a gondola.
          As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 1.
761
    I ’ll warrant him heart-whole.
          As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 1.
762
    Good orators, when they are out, they will spit.
          As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 1.
763
    Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them,—but not for love.
          As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 1.
764
    Can one desire too much of a good thing? 1
          As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 1.
765
    For ever and a day.
          As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 1.
766
    Men are April when they woo, December when they wed: maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
          As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 1.
767
    The horn, the horn, the lusty horn
Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.
          As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 2.
768
    Chewing the food 2 of sweet and bitter fancy.
          As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 3.
769
    It is meat and drink to me.
          As You Like It. Act v. Sc. 1.
770
    “So so” is good, very good, very excellent good; and yet it is not; it is but so so.
          As You Like It. Act v. Sc. 1.
771
    The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
          As You Like It. Act v. Sc. 1.
772
    I will kill thee a hundred and fifty ways.
          As You Like It. Act v. Sc. 1.
773
    No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy.
          As You Like It. Act v. Sc. 2.
774
    How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes!
          As You Like It. Act v. Sc. 2.
775
    Here comes a pair of very strange beasts, which in all tongues are called fools.
          As You Like It. Act v. Sc. 4.
 
Note 1.
Too much of a good thing.—Cervantes: Don Quixote, part i. book i. chap. vi. [back]
Note 2.
”Cud” in Dyce and Staunton. [back]
 

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