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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
810
    The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act iv. Sc. 3.
811
    Whose words all ears took captive.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act v. Sc. 3.
812
    Praising what is lost
Makes the remembrance dear.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act v. Sc. 3.
813
    The inaudible and noiseless foot of Time. 1
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act v. Sc. 3.
814
    All impediments in fancy’s course
Are motives of more fancy.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act v. Sc. 3.
815
    The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act v. Sc. 3.
816
    If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again! it had a dying fall:
O, it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound 2
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour!
          Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 1.
817
    I am sure care ’s an enemy to life.
          Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 3.
818
    At my fingers’ ends. 3
          Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 3.
819
    Wherefore are these things hid?
          Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 3.
820
    Is it a world to hide virtues in?
          Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 3.
821
    One draught above heat makes him a fool; the second mads him; and a third drowns him.
          Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 5.
822
    We will draw the curtain and show you the picture.
          Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 5.
823
    ’T is beauty truly blent, whose red and white
Nature’s own sweet and cunning hand laid on:
Lady, you are the cruell’st she alive
If you will lead these graces to the grave
And leave the world no copy.
          Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 5.
 
Note 1.
How noiseless falls the foot of time!—W. R. Spencer: Lines to Lady A. Hamilton. [back]
Note 2.
”Like the sweet south” in Dyce and Singer. This change was made at the suggestion of Pope. [back]
Note 3.
See Heywood, Quotation 34. [back]
 

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