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Hail, virgin, if you be; as those cheek-roses
Proclaim you are no less !

Measure for Measure, A. 1, S. B.

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V I R T U E.

'Tis not to make me jealous,
To say,--my wife is fair, feeds well, loves company,
Is free of speech, sings, plays, and dances well;
Where'virtuè is, these are more virtuous.

Othello, A. 3, S. 3. Do you think, I do not know you by your excellent wit ? can virtue hide itfelf?

Much ado about nothing, A. 2, S. 1. It is most expedient for the wise (if Don Worm, “his conscience, finds no impediment to the contrary)

to be the trumpet of his own virtues, as I am to my-

Mucb ado about nothing, A. 5, S. 2.
My heart laments, that virtue cannot live
Out of the teeth of emulation.

Julius Cæfar, A. 2, S. 3.
There is no vice so simple, but assumes
Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.

Merchant of Venice, A. 3, S. 2.

I would be trebled twenty times myself;

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qualities and characters not properly belonging to him; a hypocrites

JOHNSON, I rather believe that by “a made-up villain” we are to understand, a man who is skilled or complete in rogueries. Dr. Johnson considers made-up in the sense of counterfeit, but he is furely wrong. If any one, of bad character, adopts qualities and manners that do not properly belong to him, we cannot say that he counterfeits the villain, but on the contrary, that he counterfeits the honest man.

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A thousand times more fair, ten thousand times
More rich; that to stand high in your account,
I might in virtues, beauties, livings, friends,
Exceed account. Merchant of Venice, A. 3, S. 2.
* Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.

Measure for Measure, A. 3, S, I.

If I am Traduc'd by ignorant tongues --which neither know My faculties, nor person, yet will be The chronicles of my doing, let me say, 'Tis but the fate of place, and the rough brake That virtue must go through.

Henry VIII. A. I, S. 2.

If our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.

Measure for Measure, A. 1, S. 1,

Most dangerous Is that temptation, that doth goad us on To fin in loving virtue.

Measure for Measure, A. 2, S. 2. Virtue he had, deserving to command : His brandish'd sword did blind men with his beams; His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings ; His sparkling eyes, replete with wrathful fire, 'More dazzled and drove back his enemies, Than mid-day sun, fierce bent against their faces.

Henry VI. P. 1, A. I, S. 1. My love till death, my humble thanks, my prayers ; That love, which virtue begs, and virtue grants.

Henry VI. P. 3, A. 3, S. 2. Myself have often heard him say, and swear,That this his love was an eternal plant ; Whereof the root was fix'd in virtue's ground, The leaves and fruit maintain'd with beauty's sun.

Henry VI, P. 3, A. 3, S. 3.




Your virtues, gentle master,
Are sanctified and holy traitors to you.

As you like it, A. 2, S. 3:

Of late this duke
Hath ta'en displeasure 'gainst his gentle niece;
Grounded upon no other argument,
But that the people praise her for her virtueş.

As you like it, A. 1, S. 2,
The only soil of his fair virtue's gloss,
(If virtue's glofs will stain with any soil)'
Is a sharp wit, match'd with too blunt a will.'

Love's Labour Loft, A. 2, S. 1,

- All his virtues,
Not virtuously on his own part beheld,
Do, in our eyes, begin to lofe their glofs;
Yea, like fair fruit in an unwholesome dish,
Are like to rot untasted.

Troilus and Cresida, A. 2, S. 3;

For the time I study,
Virtue, and that part of philosophy
Will I apply, that treats of happiness
By virtue 'specially to be atchiev'd.

Taming of the Shrew, A. 1, S. 1.
From lowest place when virtuous things proceed,
The place is dignify'd by the doer's deed :
Where great additions swell, and virtųe none,
It is a dropfied honour.

All's well that ends well, A. 2, S. 3. You are more faucy with lords, and honourable personages, than the heraldry of your birth and virtue gives you commission.

All's well that ends well, A. 2, S. 3. Any thing, that's mended, is but patch'd : virtue, that transgreffes, is but patch'd with fin; and fin, that amends, is but patch'd with virtue.

Twelfth Night, A. 1, S. 5. Ff2


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The chariest maid is prodigal enough,
If she unmask her beauty to the moon :
Virtue itfelf 'scapes not calumnious strokes :
The canker galls the infants of the spring,
Too oft before their buttons be disclos’d,
And in the morn and liquid dew of youth
Contagious blastments are most imminent.

Hamlet, A. I, S. 3.

Forgive me this my virtue :
For, in the fatness of these pursy times,
Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg;
Yea, curb, and woo, for leave to do him good.

Hamlet, A. 3, S. 4.
O, throw away the worser part of it,
And live the purer with the other half.
Good night: but go not to mine uncle's bed ;
Affume a virtue, if you have it not.

Hamlet, A. 3, S. 4.
But virtue, as it never will be mov'd,
Though lewdness court it in a shape of heaven;
So lust, though to a radiant angel link'd,
Will sate itself in a celestial bed,
And prey on garbage.

Hamlet, A. 1, S. 5. Virtue is of so little regard in these coster-monger times, that true valour is turn'd bearherd : pregnancy' is made a tapster, and hath his quick wit wasted in giving reckonings.

Henry IV. P. 2, A. 1, S. 2.

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I Pregnancy. ] Pregnancy is readiness.

STEEVENS. Pregnancy"

p" is something more than readiness. It means liveliness, great abilities,

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V O W S.

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It is the purpose that makes strong the vow;
But vows to every purpofe must not hold.

Troilus and Cressida, A. 5, S. 3.
'Tis not the many oaths, that make the truth;
But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true.
What is not holy, that we swear not by
But take the highest to witness.

All's well that ends well, A. 4, S. 2,
Your vows, to her and me, put in two scales,
Will even weigh; and both as light as tales.

Midsummer Night's Dream, A. 3, S. 2.
Is all the counsel that we two have shard,
The sister's yows, the hours that we have spent,
When we have chid the hafty-footed time
For parting us,-0, and is all forgot ?

Midsummer Night's Dream, A. 3, S. 2.
Why should you think that I should woo in scorn ?
Scorn and derision never come in tears :
Look, when I vow, I weep; and vows fo born,
In their nativity all truth appears.

Midsummer Night's Dream, A. 3, S, 2,
Unheedful vows may heedfully be broken;
And he wants wit, that wants resolved will
To learn his wit to exchange the bad for better.

Two Gentlemen of Verona, A. 2, S, 6.

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* It is the purpose.) The mad prophetess speaks here with all the coolness and judgment of a skilful cafuilt. JOHNSON.

Dr. Johnson is right. But was he to be told that reason is frequently found in madness? He might, indeed, have learnt it from our author:

“O matter and impertinency mixt!

“Reason in madness!" See King Lear.

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