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Antony and Cleopatra.

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Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.-Eno. Act II., Scene 2.

Ah me, most wretched, that have my heart parted betwixt two friends, that do afflict each other ! -Oct. III., 6.

All strange and terrible events are welcome, but comforts we dispise; our size of sorrow, proportion'd to our cause, must be as great as that which makes it. -CLEO. IV., 13.

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Better leave undone, than by our deed acquire too high a fame, when him we serve's away.—VEN. III., 1.

Be you not troubled with the time, which drives o'er your content these strong necessities; but let determin'd things to destiny hold unbewail'd their way.-Cæs.

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Celerity is never more admir'd, than by the negligent. -CLEO. III., 7.

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Every time serves for the matter that is then born in it.—Eno. II., 2.

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Fortune knows, we scorn her most, when most she offers blows.—ANT. III., 9.

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Her tongue will not obey her heart, nor can her heart inform her tongue: the swan's down feather, that stands upon the swell at full of tide, and neither way inclines. -ANT. III., 2.

He, that can endure to follow with allegiance a fallen lord, does conquer him that did his master conquer and earns a place i’ the story.-Eno. III., 11.

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His bounty, there was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas, that grew the more by reaping.-Cleo. V., 2.

How poor an instrument may do a noble deed !CLEO. V., 2.

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In time we hate that which we often fear.–CHAR. 3.

I must not think, there are evils enough to darken all his goodness: his faults, in him, seem as the spots of heaven, more fiery by night's blackness.—LEP.

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I could have given less matter a better ear.-Pom.

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I do not much dislike the matter, but the manner of his speech.-CÆs, II., 2.

It beggar'd all description.-Eno. II., 2.

I have not kept my square; but that to come shall all be done by the rule.-Ant. II., 3.

I do not like but yet, it does allay the good precedence; fye upon but yet. But yet is as a gaoler to bring forth some monstrous malefactor.—CLEO. II., 5.

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I had as lief have a reed that will do me no service, as a partisan I could not heave.-2 SERV. II., 7.

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I have offended reputation; a most unnoble swerving. -Ant. III., 9.

I do not greatly care to be deceiv’d, that have no use for trusting.–CLEO. V., 2.

If thou and nature can so gently part, the stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts, and is desir'd. - CLEO. V., 2.

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Let all the number of the stars give light to thy fair way !-LEP. III., 2.

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your best love draw to that point, which seeks best to preserve it. --ANT. III., 4.

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My sallad days; when I was green in judgment.CLEO. I., 5.

My power's a crescent, and my auguring hope says, it will come to the full.—Pom. II., 1.

Mine honesty shall not make poor my greatness, nor my power work without it.—ANT. II., 2.

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Men's judgments are a parcel of their fortunes; and things outward do draw the inward quality after them, to suffer all alike.-Eno. III., 11.

My desolation does begin to make a better life.CLEO. V., 2.

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Now from head to foot I am marble-constant: now the fleeting moon no planet is of mine.-Cleo. V., 2.

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O, then we bring forth weeds, when our quick minds lie still; and our ills told us, is as our earing.–ANT. I., 2.

Our fortune lies upon this jump.-CÆs. III., 8.

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Read not my blemishes in the world's report.-ANT.

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Speak to me home, mince not the general tongue.ANT. I., 2.

Small to greater matters must give way.—LEP. II., 2.

Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt.-CLEO. II., 5.

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She shews a body rather than a life; a statue, than a breather.—MESS. III., 3.

Strange it is, that nature must compel us to lament our most persisted deeds.-AGR. V., 7.

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There's beggary in the love that can be reckon'd. — Ant. I., 1.

The nature of bad news infects the teller.-MESS. I., 2.

The present pleasure, by revolution lowering, does become the opposite of itself.—Ant. I., 2.

The tears live in an onion, that should water this sorrow.-Eno. I., 2.

Though age from folly could not give me freedom, it does from childishness.-CLEO. I., 3.

That which combined us was most great, and let not a leaner action rend us.--LEP. II., 2.

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